What of the future of coppice in Scotland? Is there potential for the re-emergence of more widespread coppice management and people being trained in the relevant skills and practice?
The exception was oak coppice for charcoal and bark for tanning. This took place all along the Highland Boundary fringe from Argyll to Aberdeenshire, over a period of around 200 years. The time of cutting was later than usual- spring when the sap was rising, which made the bark easier to strip off. And the rotation length was longer, around 25 years, as oak is slower growing.
As for the future? That's up to us.
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