In order to protect the emerging tree saplings, the hedges around each sapling needs to be trimmed to allow the hedge cutting to be safely carried out.
This is a sapling which is masked by the hedge. The danger is hedge cutting could damage the tree inadvertently.
Attacking the problem on several fronts.
Using a hedge trimmer to clear the hedge away from the tree.
The cleared hedge showing a tall sapling clearly.
After trimming, the site needs tidying up.
Ground level trimming to finish the job.
A smaller sapling with the surrounding hedge cleared.
Some saplings have yet to emerge from the protecting tube.