St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

04 Mar

Coppicing Workshop

Sat 4 Mar 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Winter coppicing
Winter coppicing

This training session is advertised on Countryside Job Service pages.

An introduction to how St Nicks uses the heritage skill of coppicing for nature reserve management and increasing biodiversity. After a theoretical session explaining the why and how, you will get a chance to put what you have learnt into practice by having a go at coppicing in St Nicks woodland.

On this course you will learn:

  • why we coppice at St nicks and why it is good for woodland and its wildlife
  • the practical skills of coppicing a variety of species and tree sizes
  • the art of snedding (removing the side branches to leave a clean product)
  • examples of what to do with the cut coppicing products

What to bring: strong footwear, plenty of warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves (optional), a packed lunch and a drink.

What we provide: All tools and equipment necessary for the course, and the instructor will run through how each tool should be used during the course. Gloves and goggles, hot drinks and biscuits are also provided. Parking and a toilet will be available on or near to the work site but we encourage participants to walk/cycle or use public transport to get to us if possible – see our directions page for more details.

gift voucher coverEntry: £25/£20 concessions, including members. Booking is essential as places are limited – please use the form below or call 01904 411821. Would you like to buy a place as a gift to someone? Gift vouchers are available – please get in touch. The fees are made affordable thanks to a grant from the Brelms Trust.

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