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Dorset Coppice Group runs a series of courses each year on topics related to coppicing and coppice crafts.  These are open to both members & non-members alike, although members receive a 20% discount. The courses are run by experienced members who are skilled in the topic that they are teaching.  Details of upcoming courses can be found below.  Unless otherwise stated, all tools & materials will be provided along with refreshments.  Please bring your own packed lunch.

If you would like to book a place on one of these courses (excluding Charfest; please see separate webpage), please complete a COURSE BOOKING FORM and return it to Helen Matson at dorsetcoppicebookings@gmail.com or by post to: Helen Matson, 9 Hod View, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8TN.  Payment can be made via BACS or cheque.

Insight into Hedgelaying

Saturday 9th November 2019

Members £26, Non-members £30

Learn the principles and basics of hedgelaying. You’ll learn about hedgerow management, when it appropriate to lay a hedge, what products you can derive from a hedge and the practicalities of pleaching & staking.  All tools provided.

Introduction to Coppicing

Saturday 14th December 2019

Members £20, Non-members £25

Learn the theory and principles of coppicing. We’ll cover both in-cycle hazel coppicing as well as coppice restoration.