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coppice

a thicket or dense growth of small trees or bushes, esp one regularly trimmed back to stumps so that a continual supply of small poles and firewood is obtained
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coppice

[′käp·əs]
(ecology)
A growth of small trees that are repeatedly cut down at short intervals; the new shoots are produced by the old stumps.
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Judy Walker, executive director of the Small Woods Association, said coppiced wood had been used in Britain for thousands of years, but the influx of cheap bamboo beanpoles had resulted in a drastic decline in our woodland.
Between 1905 and 1997, the amount of managed coppiced woodland in Britain fell by about 230,000 hectares to an estimated 23,000 hectares.
Despite the reduction in woodland, the numbers of coppice workers is actually increasing - there are now about 500 in Britain and numbers are growing annually - and the aim of the campaign is to get more of us buying products made from coppiced wood.
Organisers are calling on everyone to do their bit to support Britain's coppiced woodlands by going along to a special Beanpole Week event, or simply by buying hazel beanpoles made from coppiced wood.
Coppiced woodland provides a valuable habitat for animals and plants such as dormice, warblers, nightingales, wood violets and primroses.
A woodland near Westonbirt in Gloucestershire has a coppiced lime tree which is 48ft in diameter and is at least 2,000 years old.
Richard Thomason, a project manager with the SWA, said it was important that coppiced woods were managed properly.