Volunteers learn coppice management skills
Volunteers from our northern region have joined us over two weekends in the last month, attending our introduction to coppice management course, run at Lymm in Cheshire at our Spud Wood site, and at Whittle Dene Woods, near Gateshead. Volunteers were joined by tutor Don Atkinson, to learn about the history of coppice management in our woodlands and its place in the management of our woodlands. The remaining part of the weekend was learning the skills of basic coppice management and putting these into action. Picture is of the finished coppice coup at spud wood.
Our thanks to tutor, Don, and to everyone who came along and took part. Neil Oxley, site manager for Cheshire and Merseyside stated, ” what has been achieve looks really great and has inspired our group leaders and given them the confidence to carry out similar projects on sites they manage”
Claire Green – Volunteer Development Officer – North