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Wildlife Trust Hosts Woodland Management Course

Tuesday 6th January

Wildlife Trust Hosts Woodland Management Course

On 27th January ‘Rural Development Initiavitves’ is organising a Coppice Management and Produce Course to be run at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Idle Valley and Treswell Woods, North Nottinghamshire.  The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of coppice management. It includes an introduction as to how and why coppice became an integral part of the British woodland composition, the biology of coppice and how coppice systems are managed. It will look at practical management techniques and the making of coppice produce.


The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust manage over 1,000 acres of woodland for wildlife and use coppicing along with other traditional woodland management techniques. This not only helps to improve habitat, but also to provide an income for their woodland through the sale of logs and charcoal and through trade with traditional management practitioners.


Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications & Marketing said: “We’ve been using coppice management techniques at our Treswell Wood Nature Reserve for around 20 years now, and at many other woodland areas across the county and it’s resulted in real gains for wildlife. We’re really happy to be hosting this course on our sites and hope it inspires more people to practice the technique.”


The course providers work with the RDPE Skills Training Programme, and funding may be available for those who derive an income from forestry and timber related activities, including land or woodland owners, farmers, forestry workers, gamekeepers, charcoal makers and so on. Anyone can attend the course however; they would just have to pay the full rate of £100.00 +VAT.


To book your place, please contact Ben Scotting or Erica Spencer on 01765 609355. Or email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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