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  1. Spaces still available on our Hedgelaying course for Beginners. The course is scheduled to take place on the 5th February 2022 at Berkshire College of Agriculture and costs just £80pp. Call BCA Landbased Training on 01628827317 to book. Hedgelaying for Beginners | Course - BCA WWW.BCA.AC.UK Course Information This 1-day leisure course is intended to introduce … Continued
  2. Pro labour needed on a self employed basis, Work based around Launceston cornwall and surrounding areas including north devon. Need saws tickets and a good work attitude, currently thinning larch and have climbing jobs so some ground work would be great, if your good experienced and have all the tools and transport I can offer 140 a day, if your just starting out but have ppe and saws and a licence I can offer 100 if you have nothing but a keen interest in forestry I can offer 70 a day. Other Work can include firewood production, milling, forestry, hedge laying stone walking landscaping, brush cutting, scrub clearance, habitat creation, conservation work, tree planting. Please email me on [email protected]
  3. So I decided to lay a hedge adjoining my house today. The hedge is very tall because it's full of sycamore and elder. Quite nice for privacy but it's happy around the bottom and my dogs keep going into the farmer's field next door and have been on the road from there. So wanting to improve the hedge anyway and being too tight to buy wire netting I decided I'd have a go at laying it. I did some hedge laying about 10 years ago at agricultural college and did some reading. It's not looking good though. I've done about 3 meters of it and don't know whether to continue or not. Here are the problems - •It's that overgrown on my side (I've been here a year, I wouldn't have let it get like that) that it's nearly two hedges running beside each other. Farmer's side is gnarled up hawthorn that's on its last legs from machine cutting. Upon starting to lay the hedge I realised my side is about 80% sycamore in the process of becoming trees. Lots of elder in it too that I've removed. •My plan was to just lay my side and leave the farm side of it but I don't think that's going to work. •Farm side has a rickety old barb wire fence that won't keep cows out if the hedge isn't layed properly and I didn't really want to go offering to put them a new fence in (which I'm good at and know the farmer well enough, but I didn't want the cost). I'm not sure if I can just lay one side and have it turn out good. And in just laying sycamore, ideally most of that needs to be out and hawthorn layed and some new plants put in. I'm wondering now whether I'm better just cutting the sycamore down to the actual level of the hedge, cutting off the pleachers I've layed and letting them coppice. Maybe I could plant some Blackthorn and let it sucker a bit to fill the gaps along with the coppiced stools. If both sides of the hedge were mine I wouldn't worry too much but I think I'm going to wreck the hedge if I carry on trying to lay just one side which is mostly trees. It's dark now so can't get pictures until tomorrow. I'm sure I could do an ok job of it if I was a bit more confident and was prepared to do both sides and fence it off. I don't think how I've gone about it though is going to work.
  4. Hi Arbtalk, I've been away for a while, but keep lurking in the shadows to keep an eye on you lot... I've run into a massive cluster**** of life-affecting issues (shan't bore you with all the details but in short: Mother in-law seriously ill in Australia so my lady is there. Daughter seriously ill in Lincs, having major arguments with their mum and not getting anywhere towards health. Lost my job in Oxford a few days after having to spend all my money on replacing my broken car so I could do that job. Few other things) So now I'm looking for a job. But with daughter being in and out of hospital at short notice etc, I don't really want a "proper" job as I want to be able to down tools at no notice and jump in the car. So I was hoping for some hedgelaying! I figured with all the weather we've had this winter there must be some hedges out there that were inaccessible, got delayed etc? I'm an experienced hedge layer, have been professionally laying hedges for about 15 years. Fully tooled up, keen as mustard! I'd consider anywhere within a 75 mile radius of Grantham, am fully mobile (I live in a large truck) So, anyone need help, or to offload a job they won't have time for before the season ends?
  5. Tessa Stone

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  6. Hi, A friend and I recently started a business with the intent to focus on hedge laying, coppicing and charcoal burning. We're currently looking for work in Cheshire for this coming season. We have two seasons worth of experience and pictures available of our work. Thanks
  7. Part time worker wanted any of the following skills would be preferable..but a good work ethic in a must... Hedge cutting Clearing Strimming River work throughout the summer Spraying!! Planting Stock fencing !! Domestic fencing Some basic trees are done by me but would be nice to have a climber. Also do a few logs Bonus if u have Spray tickets Saw tickets Brushcutting tickets Trailer Experience in Hedge laying would be very helpful! Please contact James On 07510753293 Thanks in advance👍🏻
  8. Hi, I'm currently laying a hedge at the end of my garden. When my dad planted it he wasn't really thinking ahead, and so it's very close to a fence (less than half a foot away), and then a year or so later he trimmed it only a few inches above ground level, so a lot of the plants have two branches starting just above the ground. Anyway, there are gaps in it both where some plants outgrew others, blackthorn died, where he cut out the birch trees, and where I'm cutting out some large field maples. (Oh, and also a few where I had, uh... 'learning experiences') I'd like to plant some saplings both in these gaps and along some of the other parts of the hedge, and I just wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions on what species would be best. Currently the hedge contains: Hawthorn Hazel Blackthorn Dog rose (in small amounts) Beech Field maple (A lot of which I'm having to coppice because of size) One spindle tree which I will not be laying One Rowan ash which I will also not be laying Holly (Which I'm cutting out) Guelder rose I think I've got everything in there... The hedge is in Kent, so I don't know whether that might affect which native species would be best. It also borders a field with horses in, who are so far enjoying pulling apart my work. One last question; How should I plant the saplings? Where there are gaps, I assume planting them about a foot away from the fence in a zig-zag pattern is best? As for where I've already laid the hedge, should I attempt to shove them inside the hedge, or would it be better to stick them in the edge, away from the fence? I'd appreciate any tips on this, and I can provide photos if necessary. Thanks.
  9. Hello. I run Stihl saws using all Stihl parts. I lay hedges and cut hazel coppice so bars get excessive wear on the tip. I've tried different oils etc. but a bar only lasts a season. Has anyone tried an aftermarket bar that's harder wearing ?
  10. Hi i am in Derbyshire and seeking work. Insured, Qualified, Chipper owner and Self Employed Hard working individual whom can work under his own initiative and is also good with planning and Deadlines! If you think i may be of service please private message me or email me @ [email protected] or FB CLMS Hedgelaying | Facebook


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