Volunteering - Filham Park Hedge Laying


On Saturday I joined Devon Rural Skills Trust (DRST) to help lay a 50 metre section of hedge along the access track into Filham Park next to the allotments. Laying hedges should be done every 5-10 years and is a great way to maintain a hedge without having to flail - which damages a hedge and wildlife, or using a hedge trimmer. It's also a great way to extend the life of a hedge and stopping it getting too tall without having to cut the top with a hedge trimmer. Once laid, the hedge will grow vigorously and can be left for years without any additional maintenance. This helps to keep carbon stored and creates a great wildlife corridor. Any brash removed is left as a habitat pile and will reduce over time, this will release carbon slowly. 

We will be laying another section of hedge in Filham Park in January with DRST, please click here to access their website if you would like to join us.