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Hazel for the future

Last year Blackbark worked with climate change action group Treesponsibility to design a tree planting site above Todmorden. The purpose was to establish around 6 acres of predominantly hazel, which will become a commercial coppice in 10-15 years time (depending … Continue reading

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challenges of urban coppicing

We turned up at Brackenbed in North Halifax on Tuesday to a bunch of deer in one of our coppice falls. Their white bums flashed as they scarpered. We HAD fenced the area with some lovely lightweight plastic deer mesh … Continue reading

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Brackenbed

This week Blackbark were in north Halifax at Brackenbed, also known as the old Shroggs Tip site. We coppiced two falls which will, in a few years, be the best hazel coppice in Halifax. And probably the only. For the … Continue reading

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New shoots in the mountains

Last post I mentioned that we’d been in North Wales in February coppicing Coed Yr Afon, a small fifteen year old plantation of mixed hardwood species. I returned at the end of May to check on progress. The wood is … Continue reading

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