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Welcome to the National Coppice Federation

The National Coppice Federation (NCFed) represents and supports coppice workers and the coppice industry across the UK. The Federation aims to unite regional groups from all over the country and so provide a unified voice for the coppicing sector that promotes coppicing and encourages best practice.

Read more about the NCFed’s aims here.

Latest News

Coppice Conversations – by Coppice Association North West

To mark National Coppice Week 2019, Coppice Association North West have completed a special project to create a collection of ‘Coppice Conversations’. A total of 5 conversations with a broad spectrum of people involved in coppicing have been recorded and are now available to listen to online. The recordings give an insight into the lives and work of the coppicers, the products they create and the benefits to biodiversity and habitat they bring. Informal and upbeat, these inspiring conversations provide a snapshot in time to be saved for current and future generations alike.

Listen now on SoundCloud

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4 days ago

With the current global discussions on the need to plant millions upon millions of trees to help to tip the scales of climate change - this is a massive opportunity for the woodland industry to make some noise about its role. There is going to be a lot of talk on this - the profile and importance of the woodland and forestry industry is just about to enter onto the global stage. It has never had such an opportunity. It needs a strategy. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are definitely up for this. A COP Coppice may well be able to demonstrate the most carbon efficient form of woodland management, as root systems and myceliums are promoted by coppice management in ways no other woodland management system is likely to achieve.

@lovesmallwoods @CoppiceJT @Wood_n_Water @ncfeduk @SteveScottFC @KeithJonesFC @SayitwithWood @scotwoodlands @WoodlandHerita1 @SylvaFoundation Good demonstration of the value of woodland management - Coppice stools certainly regrow quickly - Arguably the main carbon benefit comes from substituting carbon intensive products with renewable forest products

@lovesmallwoods @CoppiceJT @andyheald @ncfeduk @SteveScottFC @KeithJonesFC @SayitwithWood @scotwoodlands @WoodlandHerita1 @SylvaFoundation How trees capture (and release) carbon, directly or indirectly, is a complex story. I think coppice management is likely to increase C sequestration compared to other or no management, similarly to how grasslands sequestrate more C when mob-grazed

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