Completed Coppice

Thursday, February 15th 2024

This Tuesday the willow coppicing efforts of winter 2023/24 were completed!

Here at Foxglove Covert there are ten coppice 'coups' which are coppiced on a rotation. This year it was the turn of coup four to be coppiced.

What was a densely wooded area is now open to sunlight, which will allow the coppiced willow to re-grow and an understory to develop.

 

 

In a years time, this area will already be full of grasses, rushes, saplings, and young willow re-growth, just like last year's coppiced coup is now:

 

 

Many thanks to all who helped with the coppicing this year.


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