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Dorset Coppice Members

AG Tree Services

Contact: Alan Goldstone , DT1 2HR
Tel: 07403 944331
Email: agtreeservices@hotmail.co.uk

AG Tree Services, in partnership with local associates, provides a professional service to cover most aspects of arboriculture and forestry.

Our work includes:
All aspects of tree surgery including crown lifting, reductions and sectional felling
Woodland management plans
Grant and Felling Licence applications
Tree felling, coppicing, thinning and extraction
Woodland restoration
Ride and glade creation and maintenance

All work is carried out to the required 'best practice' standard and is covered by our £5million public liability insurance.

Alexander Huxley

Contact: Alexander Huxley
13 Kinsettle Estate, Semley, Shaftesbury, Wilts , SP7 9AJ
Tel: 01747 851547
Email: arg.huxley@btinternet.com
Web: huxley-sticks.co.uk

Stickmaker, coppice worker, creator of coppice products.

Conygar Coppice

Contact: Anthony Brown
2 Roebuck Yard, Sixpenny Handley , SP5 5NA
Tel: 01725 552814
Email: capablebrown@btinternet.com
Web: conygarcoppice.com

Education, Forest Schools, Alternative Structures, Hedgelaying, coppice work, hurdles (Sussexgate and Dorset) bespoke green woodwork, composting toilets, Douglas Fir and Larch sawn to order

Coppiceworks & Touchwood Crafts - P&J Snelson

Contact: Pete & Jilly Snelson
Well Cottage, Westrow, Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset , DT9 5LF
Tel: 01963 23680
Email: coppiceworks@aol.com

Our range of Touchwood Crafts include Walking sticks, Welly boot stands, Coat pegs and Racks, Bug boxes, Billhook holder, Beanpoles, Peasticks, Garden Planters and Obelisks and many more crafty things !

Darci Swift

Contact: Darci Swift
131 Cranleigh Road, Southbourne, Dorset , BH6 5JY
Tel: 07956 757200
Email: darci-swift@googlemail.com

Encourager of outdoor learning and connecting with nature.

David Cowell

Contact: David Cowell and Helen Lawrie
5 Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 0PR
Tel: 01258 488781
Email: lawrieh22@btinternet.com

Blacksmith available for projects or teaching courses. Also miniature equine low impact outfit available for small scale woodland extraction from difficult to reach areas. Suitable for coppice work or anything else you can think of where a machine simply won't do. We don't take ourselves too seriously but you may be amazed at the power to weight ratio

David Cowell

Contact: David Cowell and Helen Lawrie
5 Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 0PR
Tel: 01258 488781
Email: lawrieh22@btinternet.com

Blacksmith available for projects or teaching courses. Also miniature equine low impact outfit available for small scale woodland extraction from difficult to reach areas. Suitable for coppice work or anything else you can think of where a machine simply won't do. We don't take ourselves too seriously but you may be amazed at the power to weight ratio

Dorset Hurdles

Contact: David Partridge
2 Holmebridge Cottages, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset , BH20 6AF
Tel: 07795 384204
Email: partridge@aol.com
Web: dorsethurdles.co.uk

Full time hurdle maker / coppice worker. Traditional hazel hurdles, English hurdle, pea sticks, bean poles, walking sticks, faggots for river restoration, hedge-laying stakes, binders / ethers yurt and teepee poles, straw bale pins, rustic furniture, pole-lathe turner, hedge-laying, beanpoles, peasticks, besom brooms.

Fully insured.

George Darwall

Contact: George Darwall
3 The Mead, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0PH
Tel: 01747 811888
Email: ghddarwall@yahoo.co.uk

Pea sticks, beanpoles, kindling, wattle hurdles, carved wooden love spoons, hedge laying and rush seating. Illustrated talks on crafts, conservation, wildlife and historical topics.

Greenwood Coppicing

Contact: Pete Etheridge
2 East View, Milborne Port, Dorset , DT9 5DZ
Tel: 07793275039
Email: greenwoodcoppice@gmail.com
Web: greenwoodcoppice.wordpress.com

Ecologist and woodsman providing small woodland management works (inc. coppice management/restoration). Preparation of woodland management plans, felling licence applications, hedgelaying and ecological/protected species advice.

Greenwood Workshop

Contact: Toby Hoad
Homestead, Bushey, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset , BH20 5JP
Tel: 07984 488894
Email: toby@greenwoodworkshop.co.uk
Web: greenwoodworkshop.co.uk

Greenwood workshops

Hedgerow Crafts Pyrography

Contact: Mandy Staple
Tel: 07767 893324
Email: mandy@hedgerowcrafts.co.uk
Web: hedgerowcrafts.co.uk

Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of burning a design onto wood. Each piece is unique due to the individual character and grain of the wood and the creative process of pyrography that is used to enrich the wood.
All the designs are based on Mandy’s love of trees, birds of prey, wildlife and nature and she uses a wide range of British woods all sourced locally.

Jim and Margaret King

Contact: Jim and Margaret King
Marim Pilmore, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset , BH21 7DB
Tel: 01202 888692
Email: marg_king@hotmail.co.uk

willow baskets basketry
We also run day courses.

Ken Hilton

Contact: Ken Hilton
21 Raymond Close, Verwood, Dorset , BH31 6DL
Tel: 01202 823662
Email: ken.hilton100@gmail.com

I make a range of items such as bowls, tee light holders, globlets, boxes etc.
I use mostly traditional English woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech, Walnut & Yew. I have used some European woods on occasions as some of the grains can be stunning.
I am willing to take on comissions so if you would like something made then get in touch. All my work is from my own designs and I try and make each piece unique.

Now offering wood turning taster days, please ring for details.

Mobile: 07813 434253

Kit Vaughan

Contact: Kit Vaughan
Prime Coppice, Glebelands Lane, Whitchurch, Canonicorum, Bridport , DT6 6RP
Tel: 07778 525816
Email: kitclimate@gmail.com
Web: primecoppice.com

We own a 50 acre Hazel and Ash coppice woodland. Supply Ash, Willow and Alder as well as making Ash Gate Hurdles and running coppice craft courses. Hazel and Oak sales and other interesting bits of wood!
Please visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/primecoppice

Loose Reins

Contact: Marc Gibbs
Ridgeway Farm, Lanchards Lane , Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 0TF
Tel: 01258 863533
Email: Enquiries@loosereins.co.uk
Web: loosereins.co.uk

When the trail is stretching out in front of you, the sky is blue above you and the daily grind is well and truly to the rear, that’s one amazing feeling. Loose Reins is all about finding and enjoying that feeling, about discovering some wind-down time and enjoying the simple things in life. Out on the trail is where life makes sense. Taking in views for miles from the top of the Wessex Ridgeway or slowly trekking along leafy forest paths, you can find your trail best in the saddle, out in Loose Reins Country. From complete beginner or regular wrangler, it makes no difference. We have experienced Western Instructors giving lessons at all levels, organising family fun and leading your trails.

Mike Provart

Contact: Mike Provart
Tel: 07836 326975
Email: mikenjean@ntlworld.com

Volunteer member

Interested in Bushcraft (several professional courses), Knots ( member of the International Guide of Knot Tyers), wooden spoon making and machine wood turning (novice). Also coppicing and most of the Groups activities.

My other interests; fishing, walking, backpacking, cycling, gym work, computing, guitar abusing, music, calligraphy

Natural Woodcraft

Contact: David Ewers
Occomore Cottage, East Morden, Dorset , BH20 7EP
Tel: 07588432812
Email: naturalwoodcraft@btinternet.com

Woodturner and Bodger
A woodworker in the traditional style characterised by the use of hand tools and green timber.

Paul Boak

Contact: Paul Boak
2 Hales Meadow, Mudford, Yeovil, Somerset , BA21 5TA
Tel: 01935 850818
Email: Paul.boak486@btinternet.com

Unique turned and carved vessels.

Paul Brayshaw

Contact: Paul Brayshaw
38 Chilfrome Close, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset , BH17 9WE
Tel: 01202 603245
Email: paul@pbrayshaw.co.uk

Hand made green wood spoons and green wood crafts.

Peter Jameson

Contact: Peter Jameson
9 Lytham Road, Broadstone, Dorset , BH18 8JW
Tel: 07729 437553
Email: charcoalpeter@gmail.com

Charcoal (lumpwood and artists drawing charcoal), pole lathe products, traditional wooden hayrakes.

Peter Thomas

Contact: Peter Thomas
Old Rectory Cottage, Rampisham, Dorchester , DT2 0PT
Tel: 01935 83247
Email: peterlivingwood@gmail.com
Web: peterthomaslivingwood.co.uk

Woodturner - producing functional and artistic pieces expressing the organic nature of wood all of which must be sourced in Dorset.

Stickmaker - walking and working sticks

Commissions taken.

Rachel's Plantation

Contact: Angela Fairchild
Tel: 01305 854120
Email: Fairchild865@gmail.com

I offer firewood and timber in exchange for work in Wareham woodland. I am clearing rhododendron, felling and processing trees with Alaskan sawmill and can offer the venue to anyone wanting to run workshops of their choice. I also hope to set up a forest school and I also sell firewood

Rosemary Plomer

Contact: Rosemary Plomer
56 Church Road, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset , DT11 0QA
Tel: 07907 630040
Email: rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Childrens Woodland Stay and Play Group
Tuesday and Friday 9.30 - 12.00
Contact 07907 630040 or email rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Pre-school education , + art and crafts

The Dorset Charcoal Co

Contact: Jim Bettle
Hazelbury Bryan , DT10 2EB
Tel: 01258 818176
Email: Jimbettle@dorsetcharcoal.co.uk
Web: dorsetcharcoal.co.uk

Producers of top quality charcoal to suit all requirements, from BBQ`s to Biochar!
Suppliers of firewood and kindling, loose or netted. Tuition in the skills of charcoal production.

The Dorset Woodsman

Contact: Shaun Harvell
6 Hawkpit Cottages, Shapwick, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 9JU
Tel: 07478432898
Email: harvellshaun@gmail.com
Web: thedorsetwoodsman.com

Professional hurdle maker, sculptures, rustic furniture and artwork. Hazel and Willow coppice worker.

Tim Dunning

Contact: Tim Dunning
Burton Lane, East Coker, The End House, Yeovil, Somerset , BA22 9LJ
Tel: 07585 706415
Email: timdunning2013@btinternet.com

Buy or sell all species of wood. Walking sticks, spars, timer. Hedgerow and woodland management.

Trevor Ball

Contact: Trevor Ball
1 Rose Cottage, Rampisham, Dorset , DT2 0PR
Tel: 01935 83793
Email: rampisham.keeper@btinternet.com

Natural edged woodturning and hollow forms

Wild Woods

Contact: Rick Smith
Halstock, 2 Meredith Close, Yeovil, Somerset , BA22 9GA
Email: info@wildwoodsdorset.co.uk
Web: wildwoodsdorset.co.uk

Young Dorset

Contact: James Gregory
B1 Romany Works, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset. , BH16 6JL
Tel: 07854 434575
Email: jag@youngdorset.org
Web: youngdorset.org

Young Dorset Yurts- a project born from the charity Young Dorset. Young Dorset is a youth based charity which works with young people within the County, providing life and employability skills through to accessing training and development leading onto qualifications. We work with both at risk and non risk individuals and provide interventions to engage the young people in our community. Young Dorset Yurts is a project that the young people can gain vital life and employability skills within a practical and non threatening environment. They learn about forestry, sustainability and business skills as well as having the opportunity to learn trade skills which can then be further developed.
Visit Young Dorset Yurts website http://www.youngdorsetyurts.org/

Zach Watts Master Thatcher

Contact: Zach Watts
Little Oaks, Burstock, Beaminster , DT8 3LH
Tel: 01308 862012
Email: zach@dorsetmasterthatcher.co.uk
Web: dorsetmasterthatcher.co.uk

Master thatcher that uses either combed wheat reed or water reed. I am experienced in both traditional and modern thatching methods using Dorset coppiced hazel spars.

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