Coppicing & Coppice Crafts: A Comprehensive Guide

Coppicing & Coppice Crafts: A Comprehensive Guide

by Rebecca Oaks, Edward Mills
     
 

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Coppicing is an ancient method of enhancing woodland biodiversity, and coppice woodlands are to be found all over Britain and parts of Europe. The key to successful coppicing is to nurture the new coppice shoots. In return, a coppice will provide an endless supply of wood for a wide range of articles. The authors present detailed instruction on how to

Overview

Coppicing is an ancient method of enhancing woodland biodiversity, and coppice woodlands are to be found all over Britain and parts of Europe. The key to successful coppicing is to nurture the new coppice shoots. In return, a coppice will provide an endless supply of wood for a wide range of articles. The authors present detailed instruction on how to produce many kinds of woodland products from besom brooks, firewood, and charcoal to more challenging items such as hazel hurdles and coracles.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847972125
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Oaks set up her own coppice business in 1994.  Mentored by Bill Hogarth, the last active coppice merchant in the north-west of England, she built a business specializing in hazel coppice and coppice crafts.  In 2000, she formed the Bill Hogarth MBE Memorial Apprenticeship Trust [BHMAT] and has been running three-year apprenticeships in coppicing ever since. 

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