Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management. This method of management has been utilised in and around the Wyre Forest for hundreds of years. It ensures the health and survival of local trees, wildlife, and residents.
Coppicing involves cutting the trees close to ground level and new shoots will grow from the old stump or root system. In a coppiced woodland (or copse), young trees are cut down, new shoots grow and then after a few years another crop is harvested, and so the cycle begins again.