We do lots of gorse coppicing every winter, our aim is to coppice most of the gorse on a 10 to 12 year cycle. If coppiced regularly the gorse plants recover quickly and produce dense growth which looks atractive and is good for wildlife. Neglected gorse gets leggy, unsightly, full of bramble and has reduced value for wildlife.
|Andrew cutting down yet another sycamore|
|Neil coppicing gorse on the 5th hole|
|Antony feeding the chipper - this machine really speeds up the coppicing process and reduces the need for fires on the course.|