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PRACTICAL COPPICING – SOLD OUT
January 7 @ 10:10 am - 4:00 pm£95
This is an introductory day course into the practical application of coppice management (no previous experience necessary). The course will take place at Prickly Nut Wood where coppice management is the predominant technique.
You will be met at the parking area at 10.10am on the day (full directions upon booking) and be accompanied into Prickly Nut Wood. Ben will meet you at the outdoor kitchen and there will be tea or coffee available. After introductions, Ben will guide you through the coppice woodland, where you will see many different aged coppice cants, some of single species coppice, some mixed and some coppice with standards.
The walk will open up discussion on species diversity, tree diseases, coppice cycles, bio-diversity, marketing and adding value.
The afternoon will be spent in the coppice cutting with hand saws and working up the felled coppice poles with billhooks. The day will finish around 4pm (1600 hours).