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Course commences at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm
Course summary

Want to learn how to get more from your trees by coppicing?  The course will cover basic theory and provide hands-on practical experience, including Tree identification, coppicing, snedding and high pruning, ideas for craft projects using coppiced woods, creating wildlife habitat piles and windrows, using hand tools safely in the woodland and making bean poles and pea sticks.

The future of woodlands relies on effective management, just as a garden needs constant maintenance and care to thrive. Trees must be thinned to grow well and invasive species like bramble have to be managed so that they don’t dominate other plants.


So what is coppicing? Well it’s is an ancient form of woodland management, that involves repetitive felling of the same stump, near to ground level, which allow the shoots to regrow from that main stump. Coppicing creates a variety of micro-habitats within a woodland which become homes for specialised wildlife such as dormice and butterflies.


Tools and gloves will be provided. Please wear warm, waterproof clothes and appropriate boots. Wellies can be provided if required.

This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over with a passion to learn more about traditional woodland management, managing woodland better for wildlife and for coppice products such as firewood and greenwood crafts.



Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
Course type
Course is face to face
Postal address of venue

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
Betws Bledwrs
SA48 8PB
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Mara Morris
Contact telephone number
01570 493358

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