TQ6860 : Footpath , Birling Ashes

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

Footpath , Birling Ashes
Footpath , Birling Ashes
Note the extensive coppicing.
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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TQ6860, 76 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6883 6006 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8762N 0:25.2688E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6886 6008
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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