St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Feb

Hedgelaying Workshop – FULL

Sat 11 Feb 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Participants of a previous course in front of their hedge
Participants of a previous course in front of their hedge

This training session is now FULLY BOOKED. It’s been advertised on Countryside Job Service pages.

An introduction to how St Nicks uses the heritage skill of hedgelaying for nature reserve management and increasing biodiversity. After a theoretical session explaining the why and how, you will get a chance to put what you have learnt into practice by having a go at laying an actual hedge in St Nicks woodland.

On this course you will learn to:

  • clear/prepare the hedge
  • cut and lay the pleachers
  • fix the stakes and bindings
  • correctly use and maintain hedge laying tools
  • the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners

What to bring: strong footwear, plenty of warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves (optional), a packed lunch and a drink.

What we provide: All tools and equipment necessary for the course, and the instructor will run through how each tool should be used during the course. Gloves and goggles, hot drinks and biscuits are also provided. Parking and a toilet will be available on or near to the work site but we encourage participants to walk/cycle or use public transport to get to us if possible – see our directions page for more details.

gift voucher coverEntry: £25/£20 concessions, including members. Booking is essential as places are limited – please use the form below or call 01904 411821. Would you like to buy a place as a gift to someone? Gift vouchers are available – please get in touch. The fees are made affordable thanks to a grant from the Brelms Trust.

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This event is fully booked.