Coppice Forestry

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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