Introduction to Woodland Coppicing

Coppicing and pollarding are traditional methods of woodland management, which have been used for generations.

Coppicing and pollarding takes advantage of the fact that most native hardwoods produce new growth in the spring from a stump if cut down in the dormant winter period. The wood cut from coppicing is called underwood and it is grown until the desired size and then cut down again.  This not only produces excellent wood for various greenwood crafts but also extends the life of the tree.  

It also allows fresh sunlight to pour onto the woodland floor.  This in turn allows species of plants to regenerate from dormant seeds and in turn brings different insects, birds and animals into the area.


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

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! Wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.