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Due to the current restrictions we are unable to run any courses.  Once restrictions are lifted we will be able to re-start the courses.

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.  Unless otherwise stated, all tools & materials will be provided along with refreshments.  Please bring your own packed lunch.

Below are two examples of courses that took place in 2019:

Insight into Hedgelaying

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

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