You can coppice at any time of year, but you'll achieve the best results by coppicing
trees when they're dormant and leafless.
Participants on the Heritage Craft Alliance coppicing
course at Kirknewton which was a huge success.
Countryside chiefs said coppicing
in rotation ensures a healthy re-growth of vegetation.
- cutting off trees and shrubs to ground level - stimulates vigorous regrowth and allows more sunlight to reach the woodland floor, encouraging the flowering of many woodland plants in Spring.
We wanted to make it a practical event and encourage people to just come and have a go at coppicing
, which is easy to do and extremely good for the trees, as it opens up the woodland areas.
Other features include the Golf Pond, created as a source of water to fight forest fires, a restored 150-year-old footpath and bridge and a coppice area ( coppicing
and charcoal having been carried out in the wood for centuries.
They learned traditional skills of hedge laying and coppicing
at Tile Hill Wood.
Countryside services officers will be on hand to show members of the Really Green Discovery Team the ancient skill of coppicing
Even if the coppicing
was justified, which of course it is not, there was no need to clear areas half the size of a football pitch and destroy thousands of flowers.
Active woodland management includes hazel coppicing
, where stems are cut to create a stool from which new stems grow, while the cut wood is used for dead hedging.
VOLUNTEERS are being given the chance to learn the traditional woodland management skill of coppicing