Friday, 21 February 2014

Gorse coppicing

Over the next few weeks we'll be coppicing gorse in various areas around the course.  Some work has already been done and the recently purchased chipper has made the clearing up much more efficient and eliminated the need for fires to dispose of trimmings.  In the main we will be selecting small and widely spaced areas of leggy gorse for coppicing, to reduce the visual impact.  More extensive work will be done in a few areas but these are mainly where safety issues have been identified and sight lines need to be improved.  The long term aim of the gorse coppicing programme is to improve the visual appearance of the gorse and increase its value for wildlife by creating more diversity in height and age.

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