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A day in the life of a woodsman

Long Copse in Spring

Duration: One day (9am-4pm)

Price: £60

Book with: Adam
at Adam Boulton - Woodsman

Long Copse, Just off of the A373
EX15 2EB

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

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 safest way for you to conduct that day's tasks.

The tasks we will be undertaking completely depends on the time of year and therefore what different tasks are required to be done that day. Fear not, during the day's events I will talk on all forms of woodland management tasks and how to go about them. If you wish to take notes, it is not necessary but I highly encourage it.

We will take a stroll through the woods where I will talk on everything we come across, from the smallest Wood Sorrel to the mightiest English Oak.

As we get stuck into the tasks at hand I will talk with you throughout the day on such topics as; the responsibilities of land ownership and stewardship, flora and fauna species that are currently found in copse woodlands, ecology considerations regarding management work particularly covering UKBAP Species, European Protected Species, Endangered Species, Threatened Species and their habitats as well as Invasive species found in British woodlands.

We will also speak about why coppice woodlands are so important regarding transitional habitats and their correlation with rotating coups of different ages and how to incorporate these habitats into a working copse.

Lunch will be at 1pm for half an hour or so and we will continue the tasks at hand until 3.30pm at which point we will have a cool down and review all the tings we've covered. At around 4pm we will back to the parking area with a sense of accomplishment of the vital conservation work we have carried out.

It's worth remembering that you will not learn everything in a day. Many people, myself included spend their lives working and studying natural environments and still will never know it all. This day is all about an introduction to such work and so should be seen as such.

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What's included in the price?

Tools, Personal Protective Equipment, Lunch, Parking Area.

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