Coppicing courses and 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.
This is a hands on practical course. We will look at restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland. The courses include preparation of the work area, tool use and care, coppice restoration, working methods, material selection, storage. We will be discussing -
Developing a coppice rotation
Felling and processing
Understanding stool density
layering and planting
Coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit
This one day coppicing course is an introduction to coppicing for...
Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - 9:30am – 4:00pm
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...