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Coppicing and woodland management workshops across the UK. The traditional woodland management skill of coppicing involves cutting trees back so that new shoots grow from the stump. Coppicing has been done since pre-history and the poles produced are often used in hurdle making, thatching and charcoal making. Coppicing can be practiced on hazel, ash, oak, chestnut, hornbeam, willow, and beech trees and woodlands. Learn how to coppice your trees to harvest young shoots, suckers or larger poles, as well as boost wildlife and vegetation by increasing light.
Introduction to Coppicing
Gold AWARD
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Introduction to Coppicing
Pembrokeshire
£240
This course will introduce you to the skills needed, to take a neglected broad-leaf woodland and transform it into a productive coppice with wildlife benefits. Our tutors will demonstrate how to cut a coppice plot safely using appropriate hand tools. You will also learn to identify different tree species and understand their value. Coppicing is the sustainable way to get our needs from wood so join us and learn how.
Introduction to woodland coppicing
Platinum AWARD
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Introduction to woodland coppicing
Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd November 2019
£85
Aims This one day coppicing course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques covering basic theory, providing hands-on practical experience and a tree identification session. The course begins with an introduction and basic health and safety followed by a walk through the woods looking at various compartments that have been coppiced over the years and the benefits of coppicing and the types of native deciduous woodland trees. Aspects covered on the course include planning the work area, looking at various devices, building work breaks and coppice...
A day in the life of a woodsman
A day in the life of a woodsman
Devon - Next course on 15th September 2019
£60
The day in the life of a woodsman experience day runs once a month and is aimed at people with little or no knowledge or experience of native British woodland management, but those who are more adept in this task are more than welcome along. We will begin the day by meeting at 9am-ish at the parking area to begin as soon as possible. We will take a stroll to the work area and have a cup of something hot and go through the legal things while I explain the...
Beginners guide to British trees
Bronze AWARD
Beginners guide to British trees
North Yorkshire
£40
We are fortunate at Hawkmoth Wood in having 27 native tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses, history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in mythology and medicine, and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which may change our landscape for a very long time. We saw this...
Introduction to coppicing workshop
Introduction to coppicing workshop
Oxfordshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£80
This practical day is with our expert ranger in our woods and see first hand the benefits of this traditional rural craft. Learn about the history of coppicing, tool selection and safe use, cutting stools, basic processing of wood for products and wildlife benefits.
Managing groups in woodlands
Managing groups in woodlands
Gloucestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£120
The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral groups to run work parties and Social Forestry activities within woodlands. The course will provide guidance on: - Identify task focused woodland activities - Managing group dynamics - Leadership skills, motivating and managing conflict - Understanding the woodland needs. - Identifying skills and strengths - Identifying and managing risks - Matching woodland activities with different groups Course participants will have greater confidence to lead and manage group activities. The course will...
Practical woodland management
Practical woodland management
Shropshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£160
This two day course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland. The course will provide the latest good practice guidelines along with top tips and techniques established over many years. You will learn: Tree selection and thinning – which tree to keep and the reasons why High pruning to improve timber quality Tree planting Safe moving of timber and extraction Dealing with brash Ride management
Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3
Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3
Shropshire - Next course on 1st May 2020
£240
A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social benefits. You will learn: - Understanding the true meaning of sustainability - Woodland types and structure - Practical woodland management - Woodland crafts and products - Woodland Biodiversity - Social Forestry This course covers both practical and theoretical aspects of managing a small wood and will lead to accreditation at Level 3 with the Open College Network. The course begins with an overview of the importance of sustainability in woodland...
Tool sharpening - billhooks & axes
Tool sharpening - billhooks & axes
Shropshire - Next course on 29th September 2019
£80
Billhooks and axes are used because they are still the most effective tool for felling and timber reduction and conversion for some woodland activities such as coppice management. It is surprising how many blunt billhooks and axes are been used and the lack of awareness of how a sharp tool should look like and how much easier and safer work is when using a sharp tool. The course is suitable for all who use billhooks and axes routinely and a must do course for volunteer and project leaders taking groups...
Tool sharpening - crosscut saws
Tool sharpening - crosscut saws
Shropshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£80
Learn how to sharpen and maintain a 2 person cross cut and felling saw. The iconic forestry tool is still a very relevant and useful tool. Like any tool the 2 person saw is safer and works more efficiently when sharp and it is important to pass on the important skills of sharpening. The saws are surprisingly effective when sharp, and when used correctly, have become more popular in recent years especially for woodland projects and when working with volunteers and young people. You will learn: Identify different saws and...

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