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.
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.