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Coppicing & Coppice Crafts - A Comprehensive Guide

By Rebecca Oaks , Edward Mills

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ISBN: 9781847972125
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 21/10/2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 224 colour photographs

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 and the authors present detailed instruction on how to produce many kinds of woodland products from besom brooms, firewood and charcoal to more challenging items such as hazel hurdles and coracles.

Topics covered in Coppicing & Coppice Crafts:

  • Discusses how to find a suitable wood and the pitfalls involved
  • Covers all the equipment, tools and resources that you will need, together with health and safety issues
  • Examines tax issues, the law and what you can and cannot do
  • Analyses in detail all aspects of coppice management including pests and diseases, and how to plant a new coppice
  • Examines the flora and fauna of the coppice and how it should be managed
  • Pays particular attention to hazel coppice
  • Considers a wide range of coppice woods and crafts and how the products are made
  • Discusses wood as a fuel, including charcoal-making, the best types of wood to burn, wood-fired boilers, woodchips, pellets, kindling, logs and much more
  • Includes a useful glossary, bibliography and list of addresses

Foreword by Professor Oliver Rackham, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Latest Reviews
" This is a book for the serious coppice worker and, as the subtitle suggests, it is a comprehensive guide.
This is a well-produced hardback book with good colour photographs throughout. It is an excellent resource to consult at each stage of setting up a coppice business. "
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Reviewed By: Reforesting Scotland

" This book is not just for those keen to learn this ancient way of woodland management, it's also a book for new woodland owners, for those who love woodlands and for those who enjoy crafting things in wood. It's one of those books which is easy to dip in and out of as you come in excitedly from the woods to look up a specific subject, and one that I'm happy to recommend to fellow members. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Small Woodland Owners Group

" The book is excellent for anyone interested in starting their own woodland enterprise and covers everything from purchasing woodland and planting, to legal issues such as rights-of-way, felling licenses and insurance. Of general interest to owners of woodland, it explains the action of sunlight as a result of regular coppicing; the rotation of planting and felling; and the resulting increase, in number and diversity, of plants and wildlife, many of which can survive dormant for years or even decades. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Landsman

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