Hello from Donald

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Hello from Donald

Postby donald.mcphillimy » 26 Sep 2016, 16:39

Great photo at the top of the page. I love coppice woods, for their diversity and for their productivity. I have been studying them for years and occasionally get asked to run a course on the theory and practice of coppicing. Coppicing is a great way to manage a woodland for wood fuel but you have to be very brave to cut down a big enough area to get the full coppice response. For a couple of years, it looks awfully like a clearfell. And how do you protect against roe deer? That is a big issue. Looking forward to discussing all things coppice on this forum.

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Re: Hello from Donald

Postby Treebeardie » 05 Oct 2016, 11:08

Nothing wrong with a clear fell! Smells good, and the re-burst of growth is as rewarding as the use of the harvested material (even if the first cut yields little other than firewood.

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