Coppicing at Broadfields

The Thames Chase Conservation Volunteers are vital in the role of coppicing the trees being planted by the Thames Chase Trust and Forestry Comission.

Coppicing is an English term for 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 to near ground level. (1)

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