This one-day course will teach you the basics of managing a coppice woodland. Starting with some theory on the biology of trees, identification of common woodland trees, and the principles behind coppicing techniques.
You will then look at short rotation coppice as a management principle and explore techniques for sensitive woodland management to improve the health of your trees, diversity of species within the woodland and for harvesting timbers for different applications. The afternoon session will include practical skills for coppicing hazel woodland.
10.00-3.30 on either Wednesday 31st October or Saturday 3rd November 60€ per person. Lunch, refreshments, materials and equipment are included
The course is suitable for beginners who want to understand the management of small woodlands and trees on their own land and the production of coppice materials for hurdle making, weaving, fences, posts and firewood . We will be out on location at Le Bois, 7 Les Caillauds, Chabrac, Charente, 16150 Le Bois chambre d’hote They have accommodation (bed and breakfast) available if you want to make it a mini-break or have a long way to travel. Please contact them direct to book accommodation.
The course is also a good basis for future courses covering coppice crafts, hurdle making and cleft fencing.
You can book onto either day using the ‘buy now’ buttons below. This is a secure PayPal transaction but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use it (debit and credit card payments are accepted). If you prefer to send us a cheque then please use the enquiry form below to check availability and request a booking form.
Wednesday 31st October
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