Sunday, 20 December 2015
Our coppicing is proceeding well despite the wet and gloomy weather. Derek took some photos last Sunday so with just a few words of commentary, I'll let the pictures tell the story.
Alan and Will making the most of some 'marginal' wood
Steve and a pile of firewood logs
Eric sharpening stakes for the dead hedge
Alan and Will still trimming sticks
Steve in action with his billhook
The dead hedge made from waste material
It marks out where we have been, so we can remember next year. There is no intention to keep people out so we leave entrance gaps.
It can also form a different sort of habitat if it's dense enough.
Orderly piles of trimmed sticks
Destined to become firewood, charcoal, beanpoles, plant stakes and hedging stakes