Practical Hedgelaying - Live Hedging

Lynher Training
In Gunnislake

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Important information

Typology Course
Location Gunnislake
Duration 2 Days
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Description


Suitable for: Anyone interested in learning the basic skills involved in laying live hedging - also known as 'Steeping' techniques. This course teaches to Agri-Environment scheme standards as required by DEFRA (eg. Countryside Stewardship).

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Gunnislake
Oakleigh House, Hoopers Lane, PL18 9NN, Cornwall, England
Starts On request
Location
Gunnislake
Oakleigh House, Hoopers Lane, PL18 9NN, Cornwall, England

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

All trainees must be over 16 years of age and in good health.

Course programme

Practical Hedgelaying - Live Hedging
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Who should enrol
Anyone interested in learning the basic skills involved in laying live hedging - also known as 'Steeping' techniques. This course teaches to Agri-Environment scheme standards as required by DEFRA (eg. Countryside Stewardship).

Content Summary
Introduction & safe working practices
Selection & care of tools
Manual Handling & safe lifting techniques
Differing local & regional styles
Identifying a suitable hedge
Preparation of hedge
Practical demonstrations
Hands - on experience
Maintenance & layering techniques
Summary & questions

Assessment
No formal assessment - practical work throughout the course

Course Material
Workbooks

Duration
2 Days

Type
Workshop & Field Use

Certificate
Lynher Training or Lantra Awards certificate of attendance.

Validity
Attendance certificate

Pre-requisites
All trainees must be over 16 years of age and in good health.

Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions.

More Info
This course is seasonal therefore can only be offered between October and March.

The style of hedge demonstrated on the course will vary according to the local requirements and materials available on the day.

Gloves, Steel toe-capped workboots, overalls, waterproofs.

Tools can be provided or you may use your own (Bill hook, bowsaw or 'silky saw', loppers)






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