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Introduction to Coppicing

This course is for people who would like to learn about general tree identification.

This course is for people who would like to learn about coppicing. It is an accredited course and you will receive an Agored OCN Level 1 worth 3 credits for the Introduction to Coppicing.

To book call on 01745 334 482 or contact us

Introduction to CoppicingThis course is for people who would like to learn about coppicing. It is an accredited course and you will receive an Agored OCN Level 1 worth 3 credits for the Introduction to Coppicing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of coppicing
  • State the simple nutrient cycle of the tree and its method of wood production
  • List the main features of coppiced woodland
  • Describe coppice rotation
  • Understand that there is a range of tree species suitable for coppicing
  • Identify three trees on site suitable for coppicing
  • Give a use and an identification feature of the identified trees
  • Understand how to select and maintain coppicing tools
  • Identify the main coppicing tools and their uses
  • Sharpen a small tool
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of coppicing tools
  • Cut down a small tree with a bowsaw using the correct procedure
  • Sned tree with billhook
  • Sort material into appropriate piles
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in each activity
  • Demonstrate safe working practice throughout
  • Complete a risk assessment for each activity

The venue is the Woodland Skills Centre at the Warren Woods, Bodfari. You can find out more information about the venue and a general overview of the woodland courses here.

Want to book your course? Simply call on 01745 334 482 or contact us
Here are some photos from previous sessions.

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