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Tue, 18 Oct



Hedgerow Management for Healthy Hedges

A free online session offered by CPRE Hampshire. With renowned and leading hedgerow expert, Nigel Adams. Book to receive the link.

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Hedgerow Management for Healthy Hedges
Hedgerow Management for Healthy Hedges

Time & Location

18 Oct 2022, 18:30 – 20:00


About the Event

This session could be of interest for those concerned about hedgerows in the rural area around Shaftesbury, the conserved hedgerows within the town, and the garden boundary hedges that are distrinctive in some of Shaftesbury's residential streets. Here's the message passed on to us by Julie Leah of Dorset CAN.

CPRE Hampshire are delighted to be hosting this free online talk with leading expert Nigel Adams. The 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.

The online talk will be taking place on Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

Book your tickets on Eventbrite.

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!

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