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Coppicing is an ancient traditional approach to woodland management that can be traced back to Neolithic times.A hazel stool

When certain broadleaf (deciduous) tree species are cut down, the stump that is left (a stool) will generate new shoots, producing material that is easily handled and has numerous uses
(see Products).

The new shoots grow into stems and, over time, into useable stems and rods known as ‘small wood’. This cutting process or coppicing can be carried out repeatedly (normally every 7 – 25 years, depending on the tree species).

coppiced hazel can grow as much as 1.5m in the first yearNoor wood contains oak, birch, chestnut and hazel. All of these trees will coppice, however, the plan for Noor Wood is to concentrate on restoring the hazel Coppice as it is the dominant species. We have divided the woodland into numerous small compartments called New growth on coppiced hazel stool‘cants’ (sometimes called ‘coupe’) and will harvest our hazel wood on a seven year cycle.

We were pleased to be present at the launch of the National Coppice Federation on 16th October 2013 in London.This is a non-profit making organisation aimed at promoting the coppice sector and coppice restoration.