CPRE Hampshire – Hedgerow Management for Healthy Hedges – free online talk with Nigel Adams
January 30th 2024, 19:00-20:30
This free online talk will cover all aspects of hedgerow management including the life cycle of a hedge, planting, hedgelaying, trimming and a simple methodology to access the condition of any hedge.
About Nigel Adams
Son of a farmer, Nigel spent the early part of his career working for the Nature Conservancy Council as a site warden managing Chalk grassland and Beech forest on a National Nature. He career then progressed as an Area Ranger for the National Trust and eventually as a Reserve Manager for English Nature. Nigel then moved to Dartmoor in the South West of England and became Head Warden for all National Trust properties in the area. Having moved back to Oxfordshire he is now self-employed providing a range of ‘Countryside Management services’ for landowners and conservation organisations.
His work is mixed and varied but he specialises in hedgerow management and is an expert hedgelayer and competition winner. He sits on ‘Hedgelink’, a steering group for national hedgerow policies and gives many talks to landowners around the country on hedgerow management. He was recently involved in long term research project on hedgerow management which has influenced government agri-environment schemes. Nigel has been chairman of the National Hedgelaying Society and is often asked to give lectures and practical demonstrations around Europe.
He also has over 100 sheep which he grazes on a local Nature Reserve, teaches scything in the summer and loves to visit Transylvania to scythe with local farmers.
PLEASE NOTE: this content will only be available for the live session with no recordings available after. Book your place today!