Hedge laying is an ancient craft, where the stems and trunks of small trees and shrubs are shaved to about a quarter of their original thickness using a billhook or axe, to form a hinge. The plant is then folded over while it keeps growing and in time it sends up vertical stems which themselves are laid over too.
David May, Practical Tasks Officer with Cornwall Wildlife Trust led the task. He says,
“I was impressed with how quickly the group learned a new skill and crafted a decent length of hedge in just one day. It was great to see both groups working together to get more done, learn from each other and socialise. I hope it’s the start of more joint ventures between the Trust and the Council.”