Sunday, 20 December 2015

Coppice workers

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 

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