In October 2016 the Lower Mole Conservation Group came to complete the coppicing of the hedge from Bushey Shaw to Ashtead Woods Road, stopping at the new "Burnett" gate to what will be the workshop and yard for Rye Meadows. They came on three days and coppiced the existing overgrown old hedge, planting new hedging in the gaps, and leaving some Ash and Field Maple trees to break up the hedge.
The photos show the work in progress and completed plus show the lower section that was similarly coppiced in 2015. It is astounding how much the hedge has regrown in just 12 months. Once both sections have become established, the 'Moles' will return to lay the hedge, returning it to its state as would have been when the fields were commercially grazed by the farmer.