Carymoor Environmental Trust

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Green Skills Workshops

Working in partnership with SS&L CIC

Fri 8th & Fri 15th December (2-day course): Introduction to Coppicing & Pollarding
Mon 11th & Mon 18th December (2-day course): Hedgelaying

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

An introduction to the traditional woodland management skills learn pollarding and coppicingof coppicing and pollarding:
Learn the woodland skills of coppicing & pollarding to produce sustainable timber. Find out about the tools used and brush up on your tree ID skills!

The course will cover:

  A brief introduction to traditional woodland management
  Tree ID walk and game
  Practical tasks of coppicing and pollarding
  Site walk to demonstrate the coppice rotation cycle

 

By the end of the course you will have learnt how to identify some common native British trees, will know about the theory of coppicing and pollarding and will be able to practice safe coppicing and pollarding techniques. No previous experience is required; this course is suitable for beginners.

An introduction to the traditional hedgerow management skill of hedgelaying:
Learn this traditional rural skill which maintains livestock-proof hedges learn hedgelayingand creates a fantastic habitat for wildlife.

The course will cover:

  the benefits of hedgerow management in the UK
  the theory of hedgelaying
  practical tasks to learn hedgelaying using traditional techniques.

 

By the end of the course you will know about the theory and benefits of hedgelaying and will know how to lay a hedge. No previous experience is required; this course is suitable for beginners.

For both courses you need to bring a packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothes (old clothes, waterproofs, boots or wellies).

Booking essential: e-mail neil.gemmell@carymoor.org.uk or phone 01963 351350 to find out more.
All participants must be aged 19 or over and be current England resident.