We are experts in traditional management of both native and mixed woodlands.

Our team will undertake coppicing of existing stands of broadleaved trees to produce a sustainable crop of useful timber for fencing, gardening and firewood.

Typical species managed in this way include oak, sweet chestnut and hazel.

Bluebells in coppiced woodland
Example of Traditional Woodland Management: coppiced hazel trees with bluebells in the foreground

What Is Coppicing?

Coppicing is a traditional method of managing timber growth.

Trees are cut to ground level in winter and regrow with multiple stems which are then harvested on a rotation of between 7 and 30 years depending on their end use.

This method of traditional woodland management is highly beneficial for biodiversity due to the cycles of light and shade. Coppicing is also economically sustainable.

Mike Carswell is not only our expert on traditional woodland management; Mike is also a highly accomplished green woodworker.

His skill in crafting functional but beautiful objects from harvested wood highlights just one of the potential advantages of a properly managed native woodland.

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Get in touch with one of our experts to find out more about Native Woodland Management Plans

We offer the following native woodland and forestry services: