Coppice

Coppice

Observation - Coppice - UK and Ireland. Description: Coppicing of Alder trees. Some dead alders were left for insects and birds but the main alder copice was cleared in order to let light reach the woodland floor and to encourage regrowth of the alder trees as they are quite rare and would otherwise die.

Coppicing of Alder trees. Some dead alders were left for insects and birds but the main alder copice was cleared in order to let light reach the woodland floor and to encourage regrowth of the alder trees as they are quite rare and would otherwise die. A horse called Painter was used to help remove some of tree trunks (the traditional method) but mainly chain saws, quad bikes and brute force were used.