TQ5640 : Coppiced trees, Hurst Wood

taken 7 years ago, near to Speldhurst, Kent, Great Britain

Coppiced trees, Hurst Wood
Coppiced trees, Hurst Wood
Hurst Wood is managed by the Woodland Trust.
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.
Hurst Wood
Hurst Wood is managed by the Woodlands Trust and is situated in a steep-sided valley on the north-west outskirts of Tunbridge Wells. A small stream flows south to north through the western half of the site. The site was acquired by The Woodland Trust in 1983. The eastern part was previously owned by the Forestry Commission and was extensively planted with non-native species such as larch, Scots pine and American red oak, all of which are still present on the site. Other major tree species include oak (pedunculate and sessile), birch, beech, sycamore and sweet chestnut.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 July, 2010
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Coppiced trees   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 568 403 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.4674N 0:14.4212E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 567 403
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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