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Coppicing Hazel hedging and creating 'Dead Hedges'

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Coppicing Hazel hedging and creating 'Dead Hedges'

Time: February 5, 2022 at 10pm to February 6, 2022 at 4pm
Location: The Hub off Higham road N176NU - walk to The Orchard
Street: off Higham Rd, N176NU
City/Town: London
Website or Map: https://lordshiprec.org.uk/
Phone: 07757333202
Event Tag: outdoors, workshop, trees, healthy, rustic, crafts, enjoy, fresh, air
Posted By: Sally Haywill
Latest Activity: Jan 13

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Join us in enjoying the bracing fresh air and learn the ancient craft of coppicing - sawing down in a 7/8 year rotation Hazel hedging which enables the trees to live for hundreds of years, and in the meantime provides lots of wood for bean poles, pea sticks, fencing, firewood etc.We will also be creating 'dead hedges' to create windbreaks and provide habitat for little creatures and insects.

The workshops are free, but places are limited so booking is essential. You can attend one or both days. Come dressed for the weather and wear waterproof footwear - the ground will be boggy! Bring a packed lunch and a thermos of hot drink if you'd like one. The workshop will be led by Suz Williams, a qualified and experienced coppice worker.

To book a place email Sally at shaywill@fastmail.co.uk

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