Coppicing and Pollarding

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Volunteers were once again hard at work in the coppice block.  This job is now nearing completion; the area will look fabulous in the coming months as Spring flowers appear.

Pollarding involves removing growth at head height, promoting growth of a dense head of branches.  Traditionally these were cut to demarcate boundaries.  Here at Foxglove pollarding is done along net rides, to produce growth at the correct height for the mist nets used for bird ringing.

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