Hedge laying in progress

Hedge laying

Hedge laying in progress
Busy trying to find time in between over night heavy frosts and day time blizzards to lay hedges. The photo shows work in progress near Standedge tunnel, Marsden. The work is for Enviromental Allience/Kirklees Council. It’s a mixed hedge (with too many overstood ash trees!) Once I’ve layed the whole hedge I will twist in or trim any ends sticking out too much. There is no binder for the top in this style of hedge (an approximate Westmoreland style). Photo kindly taken by Mark Fuggle (while he was walking the dog)


Hedge Laying (and land rover)

Hedge laying

Hi, hedge laying season is here. Ive just finished moving/laying a hedge in Diggle. It was a difficult hedge as I had to change its direction of growth by almost 3 feet while retaining as much growth as possible.

  If you have a hedge that you would like repairing or laying please get in touch (more detail and outline costs are on the Hedge Laying page.

The land rover repair continues at a steady pace – it now has the axle in the right place and a new front driver’s side leaf spring.



Education and workshops, Green wood craft, Hedge laying, Woodlands

 is a small business where nothing is wasted. It aims to manage woodlands in sustainable ways in order to: 

  • develop an economically sustainable business (using coppiced materials)
  • regenerate and improve biodiversity of those woodlands
  • encourage the social use of woodland

The main approach used is mixed broadleaf coppicing (specifically ‘coppicing with standards’, which preserves some larger trees within the coppice). As a consequence of using this method areas of the woodland are left at different stages of regrowth, providing habitats for a range of animals and plants.

Coppicing utilises and manages the natural regrowth of some tree species, cutting back in cycles of regrowth (3-40 years) small areas of woodlands, to provide material for production of greenwood crafts, charcoal and some wood fuel.

We provide the following services:

  • SustainableWoodlandManagement
  • Coppicing
  • Hedgelaying
  • Woodlandbased social and educational activities

 We produce the following:


  • Gates, hurdles, garden screens and fencing.
  • Garden structures – furniture, archways, trellises etc.
  • Pea and bean sticks, walking sticks


  • Artist’s willow charcoal
  • Biochar soil improver