What is CANW about?
Promoting coppicing in our woodlands
Conserving woodlands and encouraging appropriate management
Providing mutual support, information, advice and training
Giving a voice to all involved in coppice woodland management
Hill Holt Wood is a 14 hectare sustainably managed ancient woodland situated on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border. It's a wonderful and enriching place to visit with facilities ranging from permaculture gardens, environmental sculpture, woodland walks, computer facilities, workshops and composting loos!
Established in 1995 it now offers an alternative education for children excluded from school, training for the unemployed, courses on countryside management, country and rural crafts, survival and leadership skills and "unusual" methods of construction!More Info...
Alan and Helen Waterfield
Woodland management, tree surgery, hedge-laying, coppice and greenwood crafts, firewood, charcoal, landscape work, environmental conservation.
Arb. Contractor specialising in the felling and removal of large, unsafe trees. Firewood Processing, Log splitter, Unimog/woodchipper, Winching, Mini digger, Tractor/post driver, Coppiced Hazel stakes/rods available also seasoned firewood for sale.
Oak swill baskets, courses and demonstrations, cleft oak gates and gate hurdles, benches, cleft oak pales and plaster laths, besoms, beanpoles and peasticks, charcoal & logs, talks.
Traditional Earthburn - a method for making charcoal.
With thanks to Brian Crawley for organising this and writing about it, and of course to Jim Miller for all his hard work.
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