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Willow Management and Coppicing Day

Willow Management and Coppicing Day

When

19/03/2016    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

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 Holistic Habitats project. 
willow managementOur 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
 
IMG_4663Tutors: Paul and Steph Simmons of Willowcraft and Woodlands
 

Fee: Free, but places are strictly limited, please book if you plan to attend 

Plus, if you participate in this event we will give you a £15 discount off our Woven Willow Garden Structures  workshop on Sunday 20th March 2016.

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