avellana L. HAZEL CORYLACEAE
uses of Hazel have been in it's round or cleft state, in old crafts that
have lately almost died out - particularly that of wattle hurdle making.
Many people regret the gradual passing of a lovely form of woodland, which
incidentally often harbours primroses, wild anemonies, violets, bluebells
and campion". Dr C Hart and C Raymond, British Trees in Colour
(1973) Rainbird Reference Books Ltd.
harvests all his materials from ancient Hazel coppice woodland. This both
regenerates derelict under managed hazel coppice and safeguards the continued
management of in-cycle coppice vital for biodiversity of plants and wildlife.
on the North Hampshire borders, Simon provides hedgelaying services and
works in and around Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey and supplies hurdles
locally and nationally.
Cutting hazel on a regular 7-year cycle produces the best quality hazel
suitable for wattle hurdles and in-situ woven fencing.