170 yards hawthorn and hazel hedge, Forty Green, Hemel Hempstead, South of England style
Here there were two very contrasting sections of hedge.  The first section was very substantial, mostly hazel, with some considerable gaps.  It did not lend itself to staking and binding, but needed the extra strength provided by retaining stems as live stakes. 
This first section also provided enough stakes and binders to use on the second section, thereby saving the expense of buying them in.  Apart from bringing the hedge back into management again, the requirement was to reveal the stunning silhouetted row of trees beyond.
Major tree thinning in this first section
Similar view laid
End of first section...before
End of first section
              complete
Close up of partially laid, partially coppiced hazel
              stool
Some of the hazel stakes and
              binders cut from the first section
General view before
              laying Similar view after laying


First section before
              work started....
Preliminary clearing out completed
              ....
Close up of first
              section ready to lay
Start of first section
              complete....
First
              section completed


Detail showing start
              against tree
South of England hedge detail
Before view of
              another section....
... same section complete
Second section before
              ....
... and second section complete


Last section
              before....
Initial clearing out has started....
Last
              section complete. Hawthorn standard left by the gate is
              regrowth from a previously laid stem!

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