Different styles of hedge laying originate from different regions around the country and many coppice workers are skilled hedge layers who are able to provide a hedge laying service or hedge laying materials.
Stakes 5 ‘ 6’’ (1.7m) long and should be pointed and squared. Often hazel is preferred 1’ – 2’ inch (25- 50mm ) diameter. Cleft chestnut can also be used depending on style and when larger hedges are been laid.
Binders (Heatherings) Long straight rods at least 8ft (2.4 m) long and typically 1 inch (25mm ) at the base. Hazel or willow normally provide the ideal material. The rods are twisted together to secure the top of the stakes and hedge.