Introduction to coppicing, a Practical One Day Course on woodland management


Duration: 1 day 9.30am to 4.00pm

Price: £65

Run by: Philip Harwin
at Greenwood Music

07971768147

A Place To Be (deep in the woods)
Please ask for directions when booking (do not rely on post code!)
Nr Plushabridge
Cornwall
PL17 7NB

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About the Course

This is a hands on practical course on woodland management.

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
Pest control
Coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit

This one day coppicing course is an introduction for woodland owners, volunteers and novices who have no experience of coppicing and are interested in traditional woodlands and their management and would like to gain more practical knowledge.

All tools will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Participants are also welcome to take any particular pieces of timber which they may wish to use for green wood craft projects

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials provided, no previous experience necessary

Tea, coffee and biscuits included

(directions to woodland will be provided when booking)



Want to review this course?

I attended the course in February of 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Phil was very friendly and easy to get along with from the beginning.
The course provided a great mix of practical and theory in an amazing setting. We walked through the woodland to begin with and had a great conversation about nearly everything the woodland had to offer. We then began coppicing near the river and had lunch by the fire.
I certainly learnt a lot about coppicing and certified the knowledge I already had.
I also had the opportunity to do some greenwood crafts with the wood we cut down earlier in the day and I made two attempts at making a spatula.
I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in coppicing with any level of prior knowledge.

I hope to return to the wood in the future to see your progress!

- - #13886

Excellent day spent with a guy who is obviously an expert in his field (or should that be wood!??)
Phil is passionate about what he does and this came across in spades in his approach.
Re-enforced the very small knowledge I had already but taught me a great deal more!
Will definitely be seeking Phil's advice in the future!

- - #12150

Response from Greenwood Music:

Hi Richard
Thanks for the kind words, let me know if you want to set anything else up

thanks Phil

What a great day we had with Phil on this coppicing course. It was both informative and enjoyable. We were hoping to gain some knowledge on how to maintain our woodland and Phil certainly helped point us in the right direction. We would highly recommend this course for those with no experience or some, suitable for everyone!
We will definitely be in touch with Phil for further advice on our woodland in the future.

- - #11425

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018
Saturday 15th December 2018
Saturday 5th January 2019
Saturday 26th January 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019

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