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British Woodlands Survey 2020

The British Woodlands Survey has extended its deadline for receiving our views on woodlands and environmental change until this Sunday 19th July. We have all weekend to mull over the issues and contribute to this 5-yearly measure of woody minds. The British Woodlands...

A Pint with… Louise Bacon

Louise Bacon is a member of the East Anglian Coppice Network and a long-term volunteer with the Wildlife Trust in Cambridgeshire where she oversees coppicing with regular volunteer work parties in Hardwick Wood. She’s something of an authority on a range of flora and...

A Coppicer’s Garden

I’m a coppicer, hedge layer and garden designer (won awards!) and until recently, was based on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, trading under the name ‘Greensmith and Hedgery’. I put forward the idea of a Coppicer’s Garden to the East Anglian Coppice Network a year or two...

Coronavirus – A Message from the NCFed Chair

Hello fellow coppice workers, What strange times we find ourselves in. I'm sure you don't need more advice on how best to deal with this situation, so I will try not to give you any! However, being a rather solitary profession on the whole I'd like to think that in...

The Cleft Stick

The newsletter of the National Coppice Federation, for coppice workers and enthusiasts alike, is produced twice a year and aims to round up all the latest news and views from the world of coppicing and deliver them straight to your inbox!

The Cleft Stick – Spring 2020

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