Our trusty band of volunteers have been hedge-laying in the torrential rain. They completed the remaining section south of Colebrook Hide Bridge at Moor Green Lakes. The old hedge was becoming straggly with the overgrown branches falling into the footpath and bridleway. The bushes were thinned out, then cut most of the way through at the base to allow them to be lent over or laid as pleachers. These were twisted around stakes, with skinny hazel binders woven onto to secure the top of the hedge. It looks great and uses hazel harvested from Moor Green Lakes. Hedge laying provides dense scrub which benefits wildlife and also opens up access. The rest of the volunteers did a sterling job removing the redundant old fence, by the laid hedge that was older than 1 year, and no longer needed protection.