Feb 06 2019

Introduction to Coppicing Course

Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who joined us at Millfields Wood, Easingwold, last weekend for a fantastic weekend ‘Introduction to Coppicing’ course, lead by professional coppice worker and member of Leeds Coppice Workers, Tom Coxhead. Volunteers gained an insight about the practicalities and techniques involved in coppice management as well as gaining  from Tom’s wealth of knowledge about the processing and use of a large variety of coppice products, which was both useful and inspiring.

 

Volunteers from our Millfields group , as well as volunteers from other areas of North Yorkshire and even Lincolnshire braved the elements to spend the weekend together in beautiful, (if a bit nippy!) snowy woodland conditions.

 

Thanks to everyone who came along, as well as Assistant Site Manager, Alec Pue for supporting a really productive and interesting weekend.

 

    

 

Claire Green- Volunteer Development Officer, North

1 Comment
  • Gustav Clark

    Here in Berkshire the big coppicing question is how to protect the regenerating stool from deer. Apart from deer -proof fencing, which is expensive, the choices are dry hedging, plastic fencing and cutting high. The favourite is dry hedging, but it leaves no material for other uses, such as hedge-laying.

    February 6, 2019 at 8:05 pm

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