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Conservation Thursday - Willow Coppicing

11 April 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Places Available

Join in with a variety of wildlife and conservation projects at Slade Houe Farm, Sidmouth. Meet like-minded people, learn new skills, get some fresh air and help our local wildlife.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Into the woods we go! Coppicing trees is the lost art of managing woodlands. In a coppiced wood, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level. This produces a sustainable crop of wooden poles and ensures the continued regeneration of the trees. We will be coppicing Willow trees and harvesting its wood which will be used for a number of projects across Slade House Farm.

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Tools will be provided, however please bring your own gloves.

Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for while we are working.

No experience necessary – just plenty of enthusiasm!

These are free events, however, booking is required.

How to book

To book a place and for further information about this and future volunteer days, please contact Daniel Brown.

Telephone: 01395 573162
Email: conservation@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk