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Garden, Urban
From: RHS

Techniques for cutting Hedges

Techniques for cutting Hedges

Instructional video on how produce healthy, well-trimmed hedges to enhance any garden

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Informational & practical learning
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Audience level: General
Guide
Rural
From: Silsoe College

The Economics of Sustainable Hedge Cutting

A report commissioned by the Devon hedge Group analysing the economics of hedge cutting

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Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Rural
From: Natural England

Hedge cutting: answers to 18 common questions

This document will aid farmers and land managers in making informed decisions on how to cut hedges

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Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Rural
From: CEH

Increasing the value of hedges for wildlife with relaxed cutting regimes

Summary report of findings of ongoing research that tested the effects of hedgerow cutting regimes on five farms over 3 years

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Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Garden
From: RSPB

Hedge cutting and bird nesting season laws

A web-article on the laws regarding hedge cutting and how to avoid damaging active birds' nests

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Informational learning
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Audience level: General
Course
Rural, Urban
From: UKRS

Tractor Mounted Hedge Cutting

Training course on operating tractor-mounted hedge trimming tools safely

Unknown if purchase required
Practical learning
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Audience level: Professional
Video
Rural
From: UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Improving hedgerow management

Jo Staley from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses why hedgerow management is important and when is the best time to cut a hedge.

Jo Staley from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses why hedgerow management is important and when is the best time to cut a…

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learning
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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
Guide
Rural
From: The Devon Hedge Group

Devon Hedge management 3

trimming

Cutting practices to help keep hedges thick, stock-proof and favourable for wildlife whilst decreasing costs for farmers

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Informational learning
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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
Course
Rural, Urban
From: City & Guilds NPTC

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters

Training course on operating tractor-mounted hedge cutting tools safely

May require purchase
Practical learning
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Audience level: Professional
Course
Rural, Urban
From: City & Guilds NPTC

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Hand-held Hedge Cutters

Training course on operating hand-held hedge cutting tools safely

May require purchase
Practical learning
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Audience level: Professional