Come along and have a go at coppicing.
You do not need any special tools as they are all provided, along with the training, however please wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors. The most important thing is to bring a mug for the cuppa around the fire – the hot water, tea or coffee will be provided.
We always pair up newcomers or novices with volunteers who are experienced and training continues until everyone is comfortable that you can work safely unaccompanied. Some people previously have been worried that they may cut the wood to the wrong size or do something wrong. We are grateful for the assistance and it is unlikely that you could do any lasting damage.
The work starts at 9.30am on a Sunday morning and normally finishes around 1pm, but there is no requirement to be there at the start and still be there at the end.
The dates for coppicing:-
- Oct 2013 – 27th
- Nov 2013 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.
- Dec 2013 – 1st, 5th, 15th.
- Jan 2014 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
- Feb 2014 – (2nd), 9th, 16th, 23rd.
- March 2014 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
More information here.