Coppicing is the woodland management technique of cutting down trees at regular intervals to encourage regeneration.

Volunteers use bowsaws to cut down the trees in a designated area.

Larger trees are cut down by first making a ‘wedge’ cut into the tree, then cutting the remainder. This means the tree falls in a more controlled manner and doesn’t splinter.

Some of the material cut down during coppicing can be reused for hedge-laying and other countryside crafts.

Material which is unsuitable for reuse is burnt by volunteers.