Contractors and sources of seed

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Grassland management services +

Contractors offering grassland management services

Peter Tierney

Green Hay Strewing advice and contractor with pedestrian and tractor machinery

Email: peter@farmland-conservation.co.uk

TEL: 01873 860376


Matt Cobb

Environmental work including grassland, tree and scrub management using pedestrian equipment including BCS Bank Commander with flail, scythe, rowing up attachments and baler.

Email: matthewcobb@btinternet.com

TEL: 01981 251903/ 07936 396436


Environmental Landcare – James Davies

Contracting service including scrub management, pollarding, coppicing, hedge planting woodland and grassland management.

Email: james@environmental-landcare.co.uk

Web: environmental-landcare.co.uk

TEL: 07920 054844


Dave Smith

Tree surgery, hedge planting and laying advice.

Email: davetreesmith@aol.com

TEL: 01432 266937 / 07905 849842


PA Environmental and Gardening Services

Meadow topping, harrowing, green hay strewing, tree surgery, woodland management, hedge laying, small fencing jobs, ponds and ecological surveys.

Email: andrewhurcomb@aol.com

TEL: 07922 668694


Andrew Bower – Herefordshire Meadows Group member

Opico grass harrow, chain harrow, flail topper, tractor and driver for occasional hire in parishes bordering Hentland and Hoarwithy.

TEL: 01432 840400


Native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants +

Sources of native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants

Forestart

Suppliers of wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, tree and shrub seeds from Shropshire based firm.
Email: www.forestart.co.uk

TEL:  01939 210638


Hereford Hay Exchange

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Herefordshire Meadows are working in collaboration to put species rich meadow owners in touch with those needing a seed source for meadow creation and restoration projects. If you have hay to donate or sell or f you’re looking for local source of hay or seedplease contact Andrew NIxon or Caroline Hanks and complete a simple form to join the confidential database we are building up.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust also has a brush seed harvester that is being renovated for future hire. Contact details

Email: a.nixon@herefordshirewt.co.uk

TEL:  01432 356872


British Orchids

Suppliers of native orchid plants and advice on how to grow orchids in your meadow.

Contact Suzanne Noble

Website: www.britishorchids.co.uk

TEL:  07585150845 / 01531 671004


Emorsgate

Suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures and packs of seed of individual plant species.

Website: www.wildseed.co.uk

TEL:  01553 829028


Plantwild

Formerly operating in Herefordshire this company is now based in Northants supplying native plants and plugs.

Website www.plantwild.co.uk

TEL: 07730302826


Flora locale

Directory of suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, trees, shrubs etc .

We are putting together a more extensive list of contractors for grassland and other habitat management. Please Contact Us if you have any suggestions or requests. Complete our Meadows Machinery survey to tell us about or to be put in touch with people in your part of Herefordshire who have similar machinery needs and might collaborate to share / purchase / block book contractors etc.


Machinery to hire +


Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Hire Scheme

Available for hire when not in use by Trust staff.  Hirers require own transport, including a trailer. Will need to evidence a track record of machinery operation & be prepared to sign a formal hire agreement where hirer takes on responsibility for any damage or breakages endured during use.

BCS Valiant tractor. Dragone reversible flail. Bracken roller.

Email: J.hitchcock@herefordshirewt.co.uk

Tel: 01432 530088