The Wildlife Trusts

wildlifetrusts The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire works to make our three counties a place where nature matters, where wildlife can flourish and enrich the lives of the people who live here: with your help we care for local wildlife. Ninety five per cent of the local population live within five miles of one of our 126 reserves and contributions of time or money will directly benefit local wildlife www.wildlifebcn.org.

On the 16th and 17th November, Ian Wilson of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, will lead workshops introducing the fascinating history and practice of coppicing. It will take place in King’s Wood where each winter coppicing occurs, replicating the traditional form of woodland management from hundreds of years ago. In the workshop you will learn coppicing skills, as well as find out why coppicing is being reintroduced today. 

BOOKING INFO:
Free courtesy of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire,Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. NOTE: Dates subject to change.
Please book with the Wildlife Trust on 01604 405285 or email: ian.wilson@wildlifebcn.org
Further information about the Wildlife Trust see www.wildlifebcn.org

Coppicing produced a range of useful wood in the past when people didn’t have access to saw mills and easy transport. People could produce the wood they needed relatively easily and locally for buildings, furniture making, tools and farming. Coppicing is very beneficial for the health of the wood allowing more light in to the woodland floor encouraging young trees to grow and benefits the fantastic springtime woodland flowers.It also creates a varied age structure within the wood which benefits a wide range of wildlife. Plus there will be a display of items made from coppiced wood: baskets, trugs, fences, gates, hurdles, beanpoles, posts, firewood, kindling, charcoal, living willow structures at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre.

Details:

  • When?
    Wednesday 16th November 2016, 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Thursday 17 th November 2016, 10.00am to 3.30pm
  • Where?
    King’s Wood. Meet on Colyers Avenue opposite the entrance Dunedin Road, Corby, NN18 9JX at 10.00am
  • Is it for me?
    An outside event on rough ground, using hand tools to cut and move branches.
  • What to bring:
    Please wear stout footwear and warm, layered clothing. Tools, gloves and training will be provided.
  • Things to note:
    Bring your own food and drink.
  • How much?
    Free courtesy of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire,Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
    NOTES: Dates subject to change.
    Please book with the Wildlife Trust on 01604 405285 or email: ian.wilson@wildlifebcn.org
    Further information about the Wildlife Trust see www.wildlifebcn.org
  • Maximum numbers: 15 per day
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