Welcome to the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland's Website.

LATEST: Site last updated 25th July 2016

THE HEDGE CUTTING SEASON DOES NOT START UNTIL 1ST OF SEPTEMBER.

The HLAI take this opportunity to point out that there have been NO CHANGES to the prescribed dates for cutting hedges and the burning of uplands. There are many rumours to the contrary circulating but they are unfounded and anyone acting on them will be in breach of the law, and also damaging their hedges and the wildlife that depends on them.


A Strategy for Native Woodlands in Ireland 2016-2020 published by Woodlands of Ireland. The Strategy contains a number of references to the importance of Hedgerows to Native Woodlands. Link on links page

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Association Membership subscriptions for 2016/17 falls due on 1st September!

Hedgerows - SoilSavers Poster and references added to Resources page, listed under Hedgerows-SoilSavers

New research paper on hedgerow rejuvenation added to Resources page - "Re-structuring hedges"


The HLAI have established a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hedgelayingie, with a link available to it on our Links page.

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HLAI Hands On Hedges DVD available direct from hlai@eircom.net 12 (plus 3.25 p+p)

Contact number for Northern Ireland enquiries 0044 (0)7591 405275



We would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the Irish Environmental Network