Coppicing is GO!

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For the last few weeks Leeds Coppice Workers have been out coppicing at Townclose Hills. Unusually for the Leeds area these woods are in-rotation coppice. This means that they were cut 8-9 years ago and so the material is a good size for many of the coppice products we supply, such as bean poles/ hedging stakes/ pea sticks/ hurdle rods. As part of our long term commitment to improving the quality of the woodland we are doing lots of layering of stools to improve the density of trees. This is the traditional approach to tree propagation and is a very successful way of getting new trees from the existing stock within the wood. So no need to non local seed or plant nurseries.

Last years cut has regrown brilliantly with pretty much no animal browsing. This is great news for the future because were already getting excited about cutting it again in 8 years time!

If anybody is interested in getting involved volunteering just get in contact leedscoppiceworkers@gmail.com

 

 

Charcoal now available

Barbecue season is upon us and Leeds Coppice Workers have been busy in the woods getting absolutely filthy making charcoal. There are many, many reasons why this charcoal is better than imported stuff.

  • Easy to light, no lighter fuel required.
  • Gets up to heat quicker.
  • Supports your local coppice workers
  • Promotes good management of local woodlands, thereby supporting great biodiversity in your local area. 
  • Not transported from the other side of the world.  

Now available at

Vale Stables ,

Grove Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, LS6 4

Redhall Nurseries

Red Hall Plant Nursery, Red Hall Estate, Red Hall Lane, LS17 8NB

Please note stockists set their own prices.

Buy direct from us at £7 a bag (20 Litres). Wholesale prices are also available just get in contact.

 

Garden and Allotment products now available!

Time to get excited about bean poles!

Yes spring is stirring and the sunshine has people heading for the allotment and gardens again.. If your growing beans and peas we have superb bean poles and peas sticks available for sale. By using these bean poles instead of imported garden canes you are supporting the restoration and continued management of local coppice woodlands. These woodlands support a huge variety of wildlife, provide much needed rural employment and keep traditional skills alive.

We are offering bulk discounts on these products because it makes sense to deliver many bundles at once if possible. So if your on a allotment maybe group together with other allotment holders and buy in bulk, saving some money at the same time.

Beanpole/ Peastick Prices (7ft+ long, pointed with 10 in a bundle)

1-9 bundles, £7 per bundle
10-24 bundles, £6 per bundle
25+ bundles, £5 per bundle

Dont forget its national beanpole week too 11-19th April.http://www.beanpoles.org.uk/

Contact us via email or phone

www.leedscoppiceworkers.co.uk
Leedscoppiceworkers@gmail.com
0790914629

Townclose Woods Coppicing, Kippax

Leeds coppice workers have been busy coppicing some really nice mixed coppice in these woods. The material is the right age so we have been getting lots of bean poles, hedging stakes and hurdle rods out. Its a beautiful place and because the coppice is in its 2nd cycle of management the ground fauna is going to be amazing come spring. We are going to be doing allot of layering of the hazel and elm, hoping to at least triple the stool density and make it one of Yorkshires finest coppices!

 

 

A New Workers Co-operative for Leeds

Leeds Coppice Workers is a workers co-operative providing locally and ethically sourced firewood and charcoal and committed to restoring and managing neglected and underused woodlands in the Leeds area using the best sustainable forestry practices.

We aim to create jobs in leeds woodlands for our members and to promote the use of locally and ethically sourced woodland products, including firewood, within the Leeds area. We also aim to reintegrate local people to their woodlands, show how woodland can be managed in sustainable and ecologically sound ways and to train and share skills in woodland related activities.