Here is a small Beech hedge reduction this morning in Chellaston. It was a pretty wet and dull day but an enjoyable job to work on. It’s not often I get the chance to use my secateurs and shears, but the whole hedge was reduced using a pruning saw and secateurs, and then finally groomed with my favourite pair of Okatsune shears from Japan. Doing it the traditional way like this allows for the cleanest cut, which is better for the hedge and looks so much tidier. Over the next couple of years the hedge with thicken up and the top will send out new growth which can then be trimmed. There was a tree growing through the hedge that we cut down to the ground.
Often many tree surgeons will usually run the chainsaw through a hedge leaving the cuts looking really rough and unattractive.
Tree Species – Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Location – Chellaston, Derby
Images © Gardenscape/Daniel Dytrych