What is coppicing?

Tree CoppicingA coppice is achieved by placing cuts close to the ground (usually within 3 feet), this method was initially intended for wood cultivation (like the Pollard). The regrowth is usually rapid growing and formed straight with little defect. This growth was used for a variety of purposes including shipbuilding, furniture-making, stakes and telegraph poles.

Coppicing can preserve a tree for several hundred years if not forever, you can often see coppiced woodlands which have been left to grow back to mature trees.

The process of coppicing allows a tree/shrub to be maintained at a manageable height whilst still having the benefit and show of the tree/shrub. There are only certain species that are usually coppiced, these include Hazel, Willow, Lime, Beech. There are many other species that tolerate such pruning but flowering trees/shrubs can sometimes skip a flower season as a result.

Many people use this technique in their garden with the intention of producing their own canes and stakes, this is easily achieved.

How we can help

  • We can identify your tree/shrub to determine whether or not it can be coppiced
  • A coppice will be performed to allow greater future form
  • Our tree surgeons are experienced and qualified to perform coppice stools correctly
  • Fast and efficient service
  • Works carried out to BS3998:2010
  • Fully insured

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