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Welcome to the NCFed

Home to the UK Coppice Industry

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.

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Make a cuppa, put your feet up and read the Spring 2020 edition of National Coppice Federation newsletter via our News Page

Coronavirus – Useful Links

Coronavirus Statement from the Directors

26/03/2020 – A response to the coronavirus situation from the Directors of the National Coppice Federation

Sources of Information

Latest government information and advice:

Confor’s Covid19 Forestry and Woodland Information Hub:

Heritage Crafts Association – Roundup of support available for craft businesses:

The National Police Chief’s Council Guidance on Reasons to Leave the Home

Information on support available for the self-employed (announced 26/03/2020):

Government guidance on social distancing, closing of businesses and going to work:

Advice from the NHS:

Coronavirus – A Message from the NCFed Chair

22/03/2020 – A message to our members from Dave Jackson.

Other News

Government launches consultation on Environmental Land Management Scheme

A chance to have your say on the scheme set to replace Countryside Stewardship.

“Wet Wood” Woes? What the Government’s new Clean Air Strategy means for firewood

A straightforward summary of the recent Government announcements relating to the sale of “wet wood”.

NCFed on Social Media


2 weeks ago

Is there a Berkshire coppice group we can join to get our national membership sorted? ... See MoreSee Less

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@ncfeduk We are now a members of the National Coppice Federation bringing an old coppice area used during industrial times in Aberdare back to working life for #biodiversity and fuel for our #SustainableWelshWoodlandCharcoal company #TreeCharterGroup #Cooperative @PyCCommunity

It is grey squirrel bark stripping season. Fresh bark stripped from young willow this week. What damage have you spotted? Case studies counting the cost of squirrel damage in a small woodland and in oak plantation

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