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CPRE Hedgerow Heroes project

Coppice management training 2023

We are offering three 2-day coppice management workshops for the first time this year and our tutor will be Richard Thomason, of Wild at Westhope. The woodland we will use is on Shropshire's wonderful Wenlock Edge.

The final workshop will be held on 30 November and 1 December 2023.

This will be a hands-on workshop and will cover:

Woodland risks and hazards
Coppice systems 

Tools of the trade 

The coppice fall –  starting a fall  

Creating drifts – different methods  

The sweet cut, different methods 

Coppice types and species

Neglected, over stood, estimating age

Managing light – standard density 

Creating a coup rotation 

Dressing out

Coppice products 

Managing standards, selecting poll trees

Pest control – Deer management 

Coppice stock density 

Layering, stooling, planting, natural regen

Coppice grading system

Access and extraction 

All places are booked up currently but if you are interested in being on the waiting list, please let Sarah know on

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