Interested in learning how to manage your own piece of woodland and get free firewood into the bargain?
…then you need to come along to the Saltscape Partnership’s Community coppicing day on Weds March 2nd at Hazel Pear Wood, Acton Bridge 12-4pm.
Have a go at learning the traditional skill of coppicing as well as find out more about a local wood allotment scheme run by the Woodland Trust.
Local woodland sites included in the scheme have yet to be finalised but may include Hazel Pea Wood, Thorn Wood, Dutton Park and Longacre Wood
There will be a walk and talk from Woodland Trust Site Manager, Neil Oxley, demonstrations and training in the art of coppicing and the opportunity to practice coppicing, small tree felling and brash processing.
People coming along on the day will have the opportunity to talk to Neil more about getting how the wood allotment scheme works on a practical basis. The Woodland Trust really want to engage local people in helping to manage and maintain local woodlands by allocating them plots to coppice on rotation across the season. In return for people’s time and help, they’ll receive all the coppiced wood for free to take away for personal use – great way of gaining free firewood if you have a log burner or open fire!
We hope to get we’ll have a real fire going to keep everyone warm and to boil the kettle for those all-important cups of tea!