Friday, 22 March 2013

Weaving Hazel On The Broadwalk

The hazel binders that edge the borders of the Broadwalk have become very brittle since they were last replaced three to four years ago. Today the team set about replacing the tired, old hazel with new fresh hazel binders.    

Working on the first section, they removed the binders from the front of the border and took them down to the chipper pile to be chipped.

The soil from behind the chestnut stakes was then dug away to make room for the new binders, replacing any rotten stakes with new hazel stakes as well as adding a few extra where space allowed.

The hazel binders, approximately 9-10 feet long, were then woven along the front of the border to create a natural looking edge.

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