Learn the art of hedgelaying, how to restore neglected hedges, as well as planning and creating a new hedge.
This handbook describes hedgerow management techniques. It is intended to be used by conservation volunteers and others interested in creating and maintaining hedgerows.
It contains everything you need to know about hedging - their history, conservation value and the law. Fully detailed instructions on how to create a new hedge, trimming hedge and hedge laying. Loads of information about hedging styles and features across the UK and Ireland, and much more.
Loads of background information - hedgerow history, the law, dating hedgerows, conservation, flora and fauna, safety, tools and equipment.
Clear descriptions of characteristic regional style of hedges across the UK and Ireland, as well as how to plan, plant and care for a young hedge.
Everything you need to know about managing an established hedgerow. Trimming, laying, restoring, banking and turfing, and much more.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Hedging, a practical handbook" contained 126 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.