Coppicing and Logs

In 2011 we commenced a ten-year rolling programme of coppicing the woodland. Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management that involves harvesting in sections or coups on a rotation. Coppicing has the effect of providing a rich variety of habitats, as the woodland always has a range of different-aged coppice growing in it, which is beneficial for biodiversity.

Felled wood left for habitatWhilst it is important to leave some felled trees in situ to become habitat for small mammals, insects, and invertebrates the remainder will be removed to allow increased light to reach the woodland-floor. The increased light encourages vegetation such as bluebell, anemone and primrose to grow vigorously.

One of the rewards from this programme is a sustainable supply of logs, seasoned on site and available to order.

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