For absolute beginners who want to learn the basics of coppicing, this one day course is an essential introduction to this fundamental skill for woodland management (there is also an option to book the 'Creating coppice products' course, which runs the day after.)
You will learn:
- how to mark-out the coppice into appropriate sections
- techniques for safely felling small diameter trees with hand-tools.
- how to best approach the coppice and lay-out the harvest ready for processing.
- how to select and ‘layer’ trees to ‘stock-up’ the copse
- how to manage brash
Fee if booked alongside 'Creating coppice products': £80