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Let The Coppicing Commence!

Thursday, November 12th 2020

Coppicing is a traditional form of woodland management that promotes new growth and is great for wildlife. At Foxglove,  it works on a ten year rotation, so that each part of the Willow Carr is coppiced once every ten years. 

Using hand tools only such as pruning saws and loppers, the team soon made a good dent in the area to be cleared this winter.

The brash was processed into small manageable pieces.

There is plenty still to cut and this will be the main job on the reserve this winter.

Other invasive species such as Gorse and Silver Birch were also removed to make way for the many wildflowers that flourish here in the summer months.

If you have a use for some freshly cut Willow (around 5cm in diameter), please get in touch with the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980.

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