TQ3824 : Coppiced trees and bluebells, Hammer Wood

taken 7 years ago, near to Scayne's Hill, West Sussex, Great Britain

Coppiced trees and bluebells, Hammer Wood
Coppiced trees and bluebells, Hammer Wood
Wapsbourne Wood :: TQ3923
A mixed oak deciduous woodland, with a variety of trees. The woodland is being actively managed using coppicing. Hammer Wood and Cole Wood are a northward and westward extension of this woodland.
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.
Bluebells
Hyacinthoides non-scripta is a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant. It is known in English as the common bluebell or simply bluebell.
H. non-scripta is particularly associated with ancient woodland where it may dominate the understorey to produce carpets of violet–blue flowers in "bluebell woods", but also occurs in more open habitats in western regions. It is protected under UK law, and in some other parts of its range.
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TQ3824, 114 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010
Category
Bluebells   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 389 240 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.9550N 0:1.2623W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 389 240
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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