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Practical Coppicing *Special Offer*

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Stoneyburn Community Centre and Stoneheap Wood

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Stoneyburn

EH47 8BY

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Join us at Stoneheap Wood for an introduction to coppicing. We will be looking at the historical uses and the relevance of coppicing today. The best part of the day will then be spent learning how to coppice very much ‘hands on’ with use of tools, PPE and safe working practices. This is a chance to engage in coppicing as a group activity. Finally we will tackle what to do with what you have cut, ending with a Q & A closing discussion and a cuppa round a warm fire.

9.30 Arrival at Stoneyburn Community Centre Car Park. We will then make our way to Stoneheap Wood which is 1 mile away. Vehicles can be left at the community centre car park

10.00 Registration, Orientation, Introduction to Trainers and Stoneheap Wood. Site Risk Assessment.

Walk to base camp, fire and refreshments, coppice theory, tools and PPE, health and safety.

11.30- 1.00 Divide into two teams, one team will coppice Hazel that is in cycle (7 years) the other will work on out of cycle Hazel (20+ years).

1.00- 1.30 Lunch around the fire

1.30- 3.00 Swap teams continue coppicing.

3.00- 3.30 Reform group. What to do with what you have cut? Dead hedging and cord building. Product ideas.

3.30- 4.00 Return to base camp, fire and refreshments, Q&A Discussion.

Location - Please meet at Stoneyburn community centre for 9.30am, parking is available. We will then make our way to Stoneheap Wood which is about 1 mile away. We would encourage you to car share with other participants as parking here will be limited.

Stoneheap Wood is a young mixed plantation woodland on the bank of the Breich near Stoneyburn in West Lothian.

Its owners, Amy and Micah, are working towards improving its amenity and biodiversity value through the use of sustainable woodland management including coppicing techniques.'

http://www.stoneheapwood.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/stoneheapwood/

'SWAG, Stoneheap Woodland Action Group, is the woodland volunteer group which meets most Fridays at the wood for a variety of outdoor activities.' https://www.facebook.com/stoneheapwoodactiongroup/

Experience Level - All levels for novice to enthusiast but particularly those involved in managing neglected woods

What to bring with youWeather appropriate clothing, steel toe cap boots or wellies and packed lunch.

Catering – Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Cost - £20 (includes vat) & Eventbrite fees

Trainers - Micah and Amy have owned and managed Stoneheap Wood since 2011. They were inspired by Bradfield Woods in Suffolk and the writings of Oliver Rackham to buy and manage their own wood. They met as horticulture students at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1993. Micah specialised in arboriculture and then running environmental programmes with children and vulnerable adults. Amy specialised in landscaping, plantsmanship and then working in community gardening projects. Amy brings an interest in wild plants and their uses, historical research and crafts using natural products. Micah brings an interest in history, woodlands, green woodworking and how humans interact with nature particularly woods.


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Stoneyburn Community Centre and Stoneheap Wood

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Stoneyburn

EH47 8BY

United Kingdom

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