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Willow Management and Coppicing Day

Willow Management and Coppicing Day


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Type

Come an join us for a Free Willow Management and Coppicing Day based on our Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET) System at Denmark Farm, as part of our Gwaith Dros Natur – your time for nature project.
Our WET System has specially designed and constructed ponds and earth banks, densely planted with wetland trees and marginal plants.  As wastewater flows through, it is both purified by microbiological action and transpired by growing plants.  In the process, a beautiful, species-rich wildlife habitat is created, including a willow resource that can be used for basketry, hurdles, garden features or fuel, depending on the coppice cycle. 
The day will include:-
  • History of willow management 
  • Varieties – basket/hurdle/structures and sculpture/colour/trees
  • Planting -for wet systems, biomass, willow beds, garden and allotments
  • Soil and positioning
  • Management -weed and pest control, cutting, grading, processing, storage
  • Uses – basketry, hurdle making, live structures, sculpture
  DSCF0981 IMG_4431 willow cutting

Tutors: Paul and Steph Simmons

Fee: Free, but places are strictly limited, please let us know if you plan to attend. 

Plus if you participate in this event we will give you a £10 discount off our Rustic Willow Basket Weaving workshop on Sunday 16th November.





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