We coppice 2 acres of native hybrid willow, basket willow and grey willow. This creates a rich and diverse age structure of woodland habitat. The coupes are embedded within our native grey willow woodland to ensure connectivity with the existing habitat.
We grow this for our wood fuel on an 8 year rotation, and harvest willow whips yearly for living willow structures, fences and hurdles, and willow cuttings for planting.
We have a small area of basket willow planted with Dark Dicks, Dicky Meadows, Helix and Brittany Blue, with whips available for weaving and cuttings for planting.
Native Grey willow
We coppice some areas of grey willow and cuttings are available as bundles for hurdles and cuttings for natural regeneration and conservation projects.