Coppice Forestry

Coppice Forestry

 

a branch of forestry in which trees are raised from stump and root sprouts. Only hardwood species (birch, oak) with good sprouting ability are used. Coppice forests produce wood that is used in carpentry and as firewood, brushwood, stakes for grapevines, twigs for basket weaving, and tan-bark. Coppices become economically useful in two or three years (for example, willow stands); coppices are seldom more than 40–50 years old.

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Chapter four explains coppice forestry and its benefits for growing the makings of rustic furniture, as well as growing fodder and fuel.