Hedging Your Bets

Title: Hedging Your Bets
Location: Various, Chester area
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Description:

Course Aim: This course aims to offer participants the opportunity to learn or improve hedgelaying skills, based on the Cheshire Style of hedgelaying. We also intend to consider the value of hedgelaying alongside other hedge management options and look at different styles of hedgelaying. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete Unit 2124 Hedgelaying – Level Two – (21 hours guided learning)

from the BTCV / NCFE Training programme:

Course Objectives: At the end of the session the participant should be able to:-
• Understand the benefits of hedgelaying in relation to other hedge management practices.
• Determine whether a hedge is suitable for laying or whether other options should be considered.
• Identify the main tools and safety equipment used in hedgelaying and demonstrate their safe and effective use and maintenance.
• Trim up the hedge as required to allow safe and efficient working.
• Make the appropriate cuts to allow hedgerow trees and shrubs to be laid over as living pleachers, while also leaving stumps in a condition which promotes good re-growth.
• Break-in to a section of hedge, by laying pleachers out to one side.
• Stake-up the hedge to form a dense, sturdy and potentially stockproof barrier.
• Undertake final trimming to create an attractive and functional traditional landscape feature.
• Recognise different styles of hedgelaying and how these reflect local circumstances and agricultural practices.

For bookings please contact: BTCV Northern Training  01772 325362 e-mail: northern-training@btcv.org.uk – Or book online at: http://shop.btcv.org.uk/shop/level4/25/stock/8321

Start Date: 2012-03-02
End Date: 2012-03-04

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