Coppicing at Kirkton Wood

New Volunteer Group Alert!

With support from Forth Environment Link’s Climate Seed Grant Fund, Green Aspirations are starting a new coppicing volunteer group at Kirkton Wood in Aberfoyle (what3words reference

Volunteer days will take place on Fridays starting on 19th January. Meet at 10am in the parking area. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day but please bring food and a cup! This is an outdoor activity, so dress appropriately.

Coppicing is an ancient form of sustainable woodland management, which involves cutting different trees on a set rotation. This management encourages regrowth, increases the longevity of the trees and is known to increase biodiversity. Regular cutting also leads to long, straight sticks, which can be used in hurdles and fences, as spars for thatching, and as sustainable supports around the garden. Unmanaged cut hazel is also the perfect size for charcoal, which is made onsite and sold online!

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