Date(s) - 31/10/2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Come and join Ranger Steph continue the vision of Chiltern Rangers to enhance The Chilterns, improve the habitat for wildlife and for the local community. Castlefield is renown for fly tipping, so come and help us keep this site tidy.
There will also be some hazel coppicing too. Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management which takes advantage of the fact that many trees make new growth from the stump or roots if cut down. In a coppiced wood young tree stems are repeatedly cut down near ground level and the new growth used for traditional woodland products such as fencing stakes and ‘heatherings’, the binders used along the top of laid hedges are produced in a hazel coppice. Most tree species will coppice but those best suited are hazel, sweet chestnut, ash and lime.When managed in this way, the age of a tree can be extended, creating a self-renewing source of timber. Active coppice woodlands are often divided into parcels called coupes (pronounced coop) or cants, which are then cut ‘on rotation’. This means a timber crop can be reliably harvested on a regular basis.
Meeting point 1pm @ 176 Dashwood Avenue Entrance, Castlefield, High Wycombe HP12 3DD
All tools, gloves and hot & cold drinks/biscuits supplied.