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
Walter Lloyd - Loss of a Legend
We're very sorry to announce the death of local legend, and Coppice Association North West's President for 10 years, Walter Lloyd.
He has been an inspiration and good friend to all in CANW and beyond, always ready to share his vast knowledge and wonderful stories. He will be very much missed by a huge number of people.
We send thoughts and love to his family.
Keith, Nora, Hywel, Jaques and Claire
Blackbark is bringing back woodland management and coppicing practices in Calderdale and the Yorks/Lancs border. We produce firewood, sawn timber, charcoal, biochar and some coppice products. Our services include: woodland management, grant advice, green woodwork, dry stone walling and carpentry. We also run courses. Contact us for a more comprehensive list of our products and services.
Coppice work and restoration, tree planting, garden furniture from coppiced wood, carved wood signs, willow baskets and animal sculptures, workshops in basketry and wood carving, large carved log benches, forest schools and family playdays sessions, schools craft and willow workshops.
We convert trees into something new - garden buildings, playscapes, tree houses, log cabins, furniture, sculpture...Our ‘Treecycling’ both preserves the history and generates a new chapter in the life of the tree. We are not limited to the trees available on site, any additional timber used in our projects is sourced locally from sustainable resources.
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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