Woodland Management & Forestry

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Working in the woods has always been something that is close to our hearts.

As more people are once again taking an interest in the proper management of our woodlands, it has become more important than ever to learn from the past and look at how our local woodlands fitted in to our agricultural landscape. Increasingly woodlands are being purchased by individuals that are seeking a variety of different things. A seance of natural heritage, a love of wildlife and financial gain, are just some of the reasons for occupying one of our rich and diverse woodland habitats.

Historically woodland has been managed in a variety of different ways depending on the type of material that you are looking to harvest and the species of tree being grown. For example the earliest form of management, coppicing relies on the ability of mostly broad leaved species to regenerate from a cut stump or stool. This technique produces a small diameter sized material with a variety of different uses such as picket fencing from sweet chestnut coppice, to green wood furniture from hazel coppice.

 
Charcoal Making
This valuable and extremely useful product can be harvested and made on site, as has been common woodland management practice for hundreds of years.
Coppicing
This is an age old practice that means the removal of certain broad leaved species by cutting them at the base and allowing them to re-grow to be harvested again in years to come for such uses charcoal production, firewood, and green wood working.
Improvement of Woodland Biodiversity
Removing non native and invasive species from the wood, such as rhododendrons and laurel. Also creating wildlife rides and deadwood habitats for invertebrates and a variety of woodland fauna and flora.
Thinning
Removing smaller or unwanted species from the woodland canopy to allow more space and light into the wood. This woodland practice means that more ground flora has a chance to establish and so increases the bio-diversity in the woodland. It will also allow the trees that are left to properly mature and slowly allows for more of a crown on each individual tree.
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