FREE Green skills Workshops at Carymoor Environmental Trust

Monday, January 8th, 2018

 Now’s the perfect time to learn new skills

Fri 26th Jan & Fri 2nd February (2-day course) 10am -4pm : Introduction to Coppicing & Pollarding

Fri 9th & Fri 16th Feb (2-day course) 10am – 4pm  : Hedgelaying

Introduction to Coppicing & Pollarding

Learn the woodland skills of coppicing & pollarding to produce sustainable timber. Find out about the tools used and brush up on your tree ID skills!

The course will cover:

A brief introduction to traditional woodland management; tree ID walk and game; practical tasks of coppicing and pollarding; site walk to demonstrate the coppice rotation cycle.

By the end of the course you will have learnt how to identify some common native British trees, will know about the theory of coppicing and pollarding and will be able to practice safe coppicing and pollarding techniques. No previous experience is required; this course is suitable for beginners.

Hedgelaying

The course will cover: the benefits of hedgerow management in the UK;  the theory of hedgelaying ;  practical tasks to learn hedgelaying using traditional techniques.

For both courses you need to bring a packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothes (old clothes, waterproofs, boots or wellies).

Booking essential: e-mail neil.gemmell@carymoor.org.uk or phone 01963 351350 to find out more.
All participants must be aged 19 or over and be current England resident