Introduction to coppicing with The Woodland Trust
Learn how, why and what uses there are for coppice
Time & Location
16 Oct 2021, 10:00 – 12:25
Brig o'Turk, Brig o'Turk, Callander FK17 8HR, UK
About the Event
Celebrate the start of the coppice season! On this half day workshop we will look at recently coppiced hazel in Glen Finglas, the Woodland Trust largest site and part of the Great Trossachs Forest NNR.
Coppicing is one of our oldest forms of woodland management and it has benefits to wildlife whilst providing materials for many traditional crafts.
We will demonstrate how coppicing is done with hand tools such as billhooks and saws. We will also look at what coppiced wood is used for and you can try splitting hazel to make a woven panel for the garden.
The workshop will be outdoors, please come prepared for walking in the woods. The workshop is suitable for beginners and over 16.
A range of locally produced charcoal and coppiced products will also be available on the day.