The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland, which is registered as a public limited company, was founded in 2004 by a group of hedge layers and other interested individuals. Its aims and objectives are:

• To encourage and facilitate the conservation, protection and appropriate management of hedgerows
• To promote the craft and profession of hedge laying
• To encourage and facilitate landowners in the management of hedges by laying, where appropriate
• To encourage and train people in the craft of hedge laying
• To establish, maintain and promote recognised standards of craftsmanship in hedge laying
• To research and document the tradition of hedge laying in Ireland

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