Introduction to woodland coppicing and management

Introduction to woodland coppicing and management

Register for this course by calling Chris on 07957 558121

Date: ………to……….

Location: TBC


Course description

This course will give you practical hands on experience in the traditional art of coppicing. You will work an area of woodland to be coppiced and cleared for future regeneration.

This course will cover planning the area of woodland to be worked on, identifying the different species of trees within and practical coppicing.

You will learn which material to select, how to process it, storage of useful timber and how to create natural habitats for all the related wildlife.

You will gain an understanding of how neglected woodland can be transformed into a productive coppice.


For this course you will need:

  • All the necessary hand tools can be provided although if you have your own (bow saw, hand …, bill hook) which you would prefer to use that would be fine also.
  • Sturdy footwear and tough outdoor working clothes, including waterproofs.
  • You will need to be fit and agile enough to stand and work outside during this time of year in the tough terrain seen across Devon & Exmoor.
  • Fresh drinking water will be provided as well as tea and coffee.

No prior experience is necessary to attend this course.

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