Willow Coppice for Woodfuel – New Planting at Higher Keigwin

Transforming the overgrown and neglected Withy Wood at Higher Keigwin into coppice began in earnest this Winter. Despite the wet, wet, wet weather! we managed to transform this….

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…and this…

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…into this…

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…through clearing and felling about 1/4 – 1/2 acre per year which produced 6 – 8 cubic metres of cut wood. Drainage was also improved by digging out old and neglected ditches at the edge of the site. Once this was done the mulching plastic was laid and willow setts planted to improve stocking density.

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As well as a good willow coppice, it looks as if we also made a new happy coppice owner! Thanks Lisa, Piers and all the family.

If you are interested in sustainable woodland management, coppicing and planting for woodfuel then please contact me at gregh@futuretracks.co.uk

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