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Author Topic: End of another season of Hedgelaying  (Read 1037 times)

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Re: End of another season of Hedgelaying
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
All commercial cutters use a saw, as time is money,  BUT depending on the size of the stems sometimes its just as, if not quicker to use a bill hook or axe and of course quieter, which is nice. Many times it will look so drastic at first but in the long run its very beneficial for all the reasons said before.

As best as possible you want the hedge about 9 foot high and over I say, so long as you can bring it down safely it doesn't make how tall it is not forgetting it is at least held (hopefully) at the base
Also dont try to lay everything look down the hedge line anything not in line , 

In this picture you can see how high and wide the hedge is, but look between the 2 trees to the left hand side thats the finished hedge. With the suckers growing out from the hedge cut off there only get in your way, clear out bramble, grasses, nettles etc

in these next 2 you can see the land gained even in this small garden. The yellow circle marks the same bit of granite . Nice job in France 

The laying season here in the UK is roughly September to end of March maybe creep into April depending on spring growth and nesting birds.

cheers Russell
Dorset Hedgelayer ? Hedge Laying,
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