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Introduction to Coppicing

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: 25 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023


Tutor: Tom Dillon

Spend a day working in the woods at the Green Wood Centre, practicing the ancient woodland management technique of coppicing – cutting & processing small diameter trees with simple hand tools to let the light back into a given area of the wood. Coppicing enriches biodiversity and generates a useful local resource.

 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