Coppicing is similar to pollarding but done at ground level and involves cutting the trees near the base in order to encourage new shoots.
The wood produced is generally used for firewood, or can be sold or made into artefacts. However, a well managed coppice can provide a not just firewood but also habitats for a number of native species.
Coppicing allows light and air into decaying woodland, opening up the floor of the woodland which increases natural ground flora and provides first class doormouse habitat. It helps to keep the trees productive and provides continuity in a woodland.
Coppicing – this time as part of Hedgerow management to encourage new growth.