TQ1925 : Coppicing and Bluebells, Sherlock's Wood

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

Coppicing and Bluebells, Sherlock's Wood
Coppicing and Bluebells, 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.
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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TQ1925, 68 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1934 2518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.8176N 0:18.0083W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1936 2519
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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