TR1160 : Coppiced trees, Blean Wood

taken 9 years ago, near to Honey Hill, Kent, Great Britain

Coppiced trees, Blean Wood
Coppiced trees, Blean Wood
West Blean & Thornden Wood (Blean Wood National Nature Reserve) :: TR1563
West Blean (including Thornden Wood) is a SSSI and forms an important part of a wider conservation jigsaw, linking the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve in the west with East Blean Wood in the east, and thereby establishing a continuous nature conservation complex, owned and managed by a partnership of local and national bodies. (KWT)
40% of the reserve is densely planted conifer plantation and 40% is sweet chestnut coppice plantation. The remaining 20% is mixed native deciduous woodland.
Part of the woods is the Blean Wood National Nature Reserve. LinkExternal link
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Coppicing
Coppicing is a management technique of cutting trees and shrubs to ground level allowing vigorous regrowth and a sustainable supply of timber for future generations.
Trees and shrubs that are cut down in this way can produce shoots that grow over 30cm in a week.
The benefits of coppicing are varied, including promoting ground vegetation (by letting light in), raw materials for thatching, fencing, kindling and charcoal making. Also coppiced trees live longer than non coppiced trees. All trees can be coppiced, but hazel, ash, lime and beech are common.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009
Category
Coppice   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 110 605 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.2908N 1:1.5598E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 110 605
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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