Hedgelaying links

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National Hedgelaying Society list of hedgelaying contractors all around the UK

Tools & materials

Click Forestry list of UK tree nurseries
Coppice Products directory of suppliers of coppice products, including stakes and binders for hedgelaying
Simon Fowler contractor and supplier of stakes and binders, Derbyshire
Timeless Tools large collection of second-hand billhooks and other hedging tools
Visa Tools forestry / hedgelaying tools
West Country Coppice stakes and binders, Gloucs


Blackdown Hills Hedge Association group on the Devon / Somerset border
Durham Hedgerow Partnership group in County Durham
English Hedgerow Trust ‘established to make some contribution towards redressing the massive destruction of hedgerows in the British countryside’
Guild of Cornish Hedgers group in Cornwall
Hedgeline campaign for legislative control of high hedges
Hedgelink partnership organisation set up to conserve the UK’s hedgerow heritage
Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group group on the Isle of Wight
National Hedgelaying Society UK group – committed to conserving hedgerows through traditional skills
Somerset Hedge Group group in Somerset

Information, blogs etc.

Cornish Hedges Love this site – a huge resource on everything to do with Cornish hedges (which are different due to their stone face, earth-banks with trees and shrubs above), including a huge photo gallery
DEFRA Hedgerow Survey Handbook (pdf) standard procedure for local hedgerow surveys in the UK (pdf)
Hedgelaying / Hedgerow Conservation useful info
Hedging Handbook lots of hedging info from BTCV
a Load of Old Billhooks all about billhooks – fantastic stuff
Natural England FAQs on hedge cutting, hedgerow trees and hedgerown planting
Office of Public Sector Information the hedgerows regulations 1997
Paul Blissett hedgelayer with lots of info on his site
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