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!
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.