Introduction to Woodland Coppicing


Duration: One day

Price: £85

Run by: Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

Contact: Fay Kenyon

0114 235 6348

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - 9:30am – 4:00pm

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 restoration, working methods, practical coppicing, material selection, processing, and storage.

This course will show you how to take neglected woodland and transform it into a productive coppice with wildlife benefits. We will demonstrate how to cut a coppice plot safely with appropriate hand tools and you will learn to know different trees and understand their value.

Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9:30am start
Depart: 4pm, although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.
What to bring: work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee)
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course

All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.

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

What's included in the price?

All timber and tool use is included. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch



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


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