Voluntary Coppicing Day
In partnership with the Brown Rock Woodland Project (the overseeing body for the little slice of paradise that we call home for our courses - search Brown Rock Woodland Project on Facebook) we are planning to coppice a 'coupe' of hazel trees over the winter.
This involves cutting back the over-growth from previous years to promote new growth in a more manageable way and to produce new stems that are useful for making products.
We are looking for willing volunteers to join us in wielding a saw, axe or billhook for the day to cut and sort the hazel and help us to help the woods remain healthy. in exchange for your time we will educate you in traditional woodland management techniques, tree ID and edible, medicinal, mechanical and poisonous use's, we will fill you with tea/coffee, bacon sandwiches and soup and you will get a free dose of fresh air and exercise!
As a mark of our gratitude all volunteers will also get a heavily discounted rate if they want to join us on the greenwood working course in March so that you can put some of your harvested material to use.
Date: 19th January 2019
Timings: 1000 meet - 1600 (or as long as you can stay)
Cost : Free!
Location: Bayes Wood, Tickenham
Minimum age: All ages welcome but not all ages may be given sharp items!
If you wish to join us please click on the link below to get in contact. We will send you an email with directions, consent form and suggested kit for the day.
Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.