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Planting

Coppiced and replanted hedgerow - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipHedge Planting with Organic Mulch - image Durham Hedgerow Partnership Hedge Planting with sheet mulch - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipHedge Planting with sheet mulch - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipHedge Planting - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipHedgerow Re-establishment - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipHedgerow Re-establishment - image Durham Hedgerow PartnershipSlot planting method, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandNew hedge plants being planted from bags, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandHedge plant with good fibrous roots, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandNewly planted hedge with mesh guards and mulch, James Le Page, Natural EnglandFreshly planted hedge in the Chilterns.  Whips protected by rabbit spirals.New hedge planted two or three years ago, young trees protected by rabbit spirals, near Studley, Warwickshire

Margins

Uncut grassland margin, with soft rush,alongside hedge, Locks Park Farm, DevonBramble margin to species-rich hedge at Locks Park Farm, Hatherleigh.  Bramble used by dormice for nestingWildflowers in sown margin near hedge at Grange Farm (RSPB), Cambridgeshire, Knapweed and ox-eye daisy are main flowers.

Laying

Burning unwanted branches, etc, after laying a hedge, Locks Park Farm, DevonBurning unwanted branches, etc, after laying a hedge, Locks Park Farm, DevonNewly laid Devon hedge, Locks Park Farm, DevonTom Hynes laying a Devon hedge at Dartington, in October 2005Hedgelaying in BowesHedge layed in the Midland style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandCumbrian style laid hedge in BramptonCumbrian style laid hedge in BramptonCumbrian style laid hedge in BramptonCumbrian style laid hedge in Motherby 5 years after layingLaid hedge in Bowes one year after layingRecently layed hedge in the Midland style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandMick Jones driving in a crook to hold steepers, Devon-syle hedgelaying, National Hedgelaying Championships, Leics, October 2007 Hedge layed in Midland Bullock style, National Hedgelaying Championships, Leics, October 2007Top binding a Midlands style hedge, National Hedgelaying Championships, Leics, October 2007Laying a hedge at the National Hedgelaying Society competition, Leicestershire, October 2007Judging a layed hedge at the National Hedgelaying Championships, Leicestershire, October 2007Close up of hedge layed in the Midlands style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandClose up of hedge layed in the Midlands style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandSecuring stakes on a hedge layed in the Midlands style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandSecuring stakes on a hedge layed in the Midlands style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandSecuring stakes on a hedge layed in the Midlands style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandTop binding on hedge layed in the South of England style, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandStack of firewood coming from layed hedge, Locks Park Farm, DevonHedgelaying near Lancaster County Durham

Cutting

Blackthorn flowering on the uncut side of a hedge near Northlew, West Devon Hedge trimmer with circular-saw attachement, Mark Darbyshire, Natural EnglandHedge trimmer with circular-saw attachement, Mark Darbyshire, Natural EnglandClose up of woody growth following cutting with circular-saw blade attachement, mark Darbyshire, Natural EnglandHedge following trimming with a flail, Nigel AdamsHawthorn flowering only on uncut hedgerows at Monks Wood experimental siteGood berry crop on 5 to 6 year old hawthorn branches, West DevonEffects of flail cutting 5 year-old growth on species-rich hedge with much hazel and willow, Locks Park Farm, West DevonHedge cut on one side only, near Hatherleigh, West DevonFlail mower in operation, cutting hedge with 3 years growth in late September, Locks Park Farm, West DevonFlail mower head in operation, Locks Park Farm, West DevonFlail mower in operation, cutting hedge with 3 years growth in late September, Locks Park Farm, West DevonFlail mower in operation, cutting hedge with 5 years growth in late September, Locks Park Farm, West DevonHedge trimming with tractor mounted flail in October, Rob WoltonHedge trimmer with reciprocal blade attachement, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandHedge trimmer with reciprocal blade attachement, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandHedge trimming with reciprocal blade attachment, Nigel AdamsHedge trimming with reciprocal blade attachment, Nigel AdamsShaping sawEffects of flail cutting 5 year-old growth of willow, Locks Park Farm, West Devon

Coppicing

Coppice stool, Emily Ledder, Natural EnglandCoppiced hedgeCoppiced hedgeCoppicing mature hawthorn hedgerow in the ChilternsCoppiced mature hawthorn stools in hedgerow, ChilternsCoppiced mature hawthorn stools in hedgerow, Chilterns

Condition

A hedge in favourable condition

Bank restoration

Bank restoration following pipeline, Hatherleigh, 2006, RobBank building, Locks Park, 2002, Rob Wolton

Using the library

You may use the photographs in the hedgelink photo library freely, but please acknowledge hedgelink and the photographer. If no photographer is specified, please email Robert Wolton

Downloading photos

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Further resources

Hedgerow Survey Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to support a major hedgerow survey of the Princethorpe Living Landscape Zone in east Warwickshire in the 2012-2013 period, which was being carried out by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust with funding from SITA Trust. The toolkit is designed to assist hedgerow surveys undertaken anywhere in the UK and images have been carefully selected to show the sorts of hedgerow features and hedgerow plants you are most likely to encounter. It can be used in conjunction with the Defra Hedgerow Survey Handbook Hedgerow Survey Handbook.

View the toolkit on Flickr

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