Well done for finding no.5 on the Hill End habitats trail!
This area of coppice is managed to produce hazel stakes and binders for the many craft activities undertaken on the site.
See the re-growth on the coppice stools and look for birds in the standard trees.
You now know more about how we coppice on our site. If you want to find out even more, try these websites and links:
- History of Coppicing: https://smallwoods.org.uk/our-work/woodland-products/a-brief-history-of-coppicing/
- What is coppicing? Forestry Commission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkRuMqVuJDE
- The ecological benefits of coppicing: https://www.sncv.org.uk/the-ecological-benefits-of-coppicing/
- How to coppice: https://www.conservationhandbooks.com/how-coppice-trees/
- Coppicing theory: http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/woodland_manage/coppice.htm
- Coppicing in UK woodlands: http://www.coppice.co.uk/
- Short rotation coppice: https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/historic-environment-resources/archaeological-preservation-during-woodland-expansion/short-rotation-coppice-and-energy-crops/
- Why we coppice: http://www.ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk/coppicing.html