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Coppice.co.uk aims to share know-how and enthusiasm for coppice traditions. This website aims to be practical - concentrating on what works with chestnut, hazel and other coppices.   Obviously safeguarding and working coppice is generally a good thing, however,  there may be woodlands where it is sensible to work towards different aims.

This website is a work in progress and we welcome comments and articles from you and we will update the site regularlarly.  Your comments will be moderated before appearing.

Coppice.co.uk sponsored by woodlands.co.uk and woodlandstv.co.uk - both these sites aim to encourage the conservation and management of small woods.  Woodlands.co.uk makes smaller areas of woodland available for family forestry whilst woodlandstv has a wide range of demonstration videos about bushcraft, woodland tools and woodland management.

We owe a great deal of thanks to Ashley Peace for his wonderful photos from his treeblog.
As well as featuring hundreds of tree photos - anything from leaves to forests - treeblog documents the development of several trees from seed to seedling and beyond while regularly posting news and information on trees in general.

If you are a Small Woodland Owner you might like to join SWOG.(Small woodland owners group)

Comments on this article

Robert Sheppard 18 January, 2012

I am about to plant a new copse in Ladywell Fields, London SE13 using 105 plants provided by the Woodland Trust. The Council which owns the land has been very co-operative but is asking for some sort of management plan. I would like to discuss this with someone (ideally a club/society based in Kent or reasonably nearby) who might be able to help and perhaps, in 7-10ish years time help with the first coppicing. exercise.

I welcome any advice.

Best wishes,

Tracy 19 January, 2012

Hi Robert

You could try the coppice group (does include Kent)

or your local forestry commission officer.

Hope this helps

Ruth Tott 23 April, 2012

We are about to bring back into print John Seymour's The Lore of the Land. If you would like to review this book or would like more details of it please email me.


mike 5 January, 2013

Hi. I'm hoping to start a small venture this year which will be using some kind of British cane substitute for a certain type of basket making. Could you tell me if you have any contacts who supply coppiced willow & other types to the Manchester area? I could actually do with a few bits of advice if anyone would like to email me. Thanks.

Jane 7 February, 2013

Would you be able to put me in touch with someone in the South East who has coppiced Silver Birch? I am looking for 6 lengths of silver birch which are 35 metres long and 15cm in diameter.

Thank you

Simon 19 February, 2013

i am trying to find a local Coppice company where i can buy Coppiced sticks for my Pea i reside in brighouse (nr Bradford/Halifax) has any one got some recondmendations?

Katharine 19 April, 2013

I want to coppice some of my Hazel and Field Maple under power lines in my mixed broad leaf woodland. What is the ideal height to cut the actual stems to create the stools?


Sarah Bates 6 January, 2014

We have 200 sweet chesnut, planted at 3m intervals 6 years ago.
The aim is for coppiced woodland.

I read on this website that the first cut could be 6-8 years. Does that mean it SHOULD be then.
An alternative suggestion is to leave the trees for 15 years, then to cut for timber and that then the multi stem coppice will occur.
Is it more productive in the long run to do the first cut now so that there are multiple stems growing to cut for fuel in a further 15 years?

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