TQ1925 : Coppicing, Sherlock's Wood

taken 3 years ago, near to Maplehurst, West Sussex, Great Britain

Coppicing, Sherlock's Wood
Coppicing, Sherlock's Wood
Sherlock's Wood
Sherlock's Wood is a small mixed deciduous woodland just south of Nuthurst in West Sussex. The woodland has been extensively managed using 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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TQ1925, 68 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1936 2517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.8120N 0:17.9914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1937 2517
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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