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Hazel Coppice – It’s Restoration and Improvement

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A conference is being organised by the NCFed that could have considerable significance for coppice workers throughout the country.  Its title will be:
Hazel Coppice  – its restoration and improvement:
What:
      A two day National Coppice Federation seminar.  
Where: 
       Westonbirt Arboretum,
       Tetbury
       Gloscestershire
       GL8 8QS
When:
      13/14 May, 2015
Why:
coppicing is a growing industry, but good quality hazel is scarce and hard to source.  We will be looking at the most effective, practical ways of restoring old as well as improving existing coppice, with reference to the restoration work going on in the Arboretum (some 25 acres) and on other sites around the country
Provisional list of contributors:
Ralph Hamer, co-author of Coppice Woodlands
Penny Jones, Head of propagation Westonbirt Arboretum
Rebecca Oaks, Chair NCFed
Graham Rimington, The Deer Initiative
Brian Williamson, lead coppicer Westonbirt Arboretum
Provisional list of topics:
Stocking Densities
Propagation
Deer protection
Costs and Benefits
Grants
Best practice
There will be site visits within the Arboretum
Cost will be in the region of £50 per delegate, with discounts available to members of NCFed affiliated groups.  To secure a place provisional bookings can be made through Brian Williamson atwestonbirt.coppice@virginmedai.com.
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