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Fascinating!

Blackbark are currently out making and installing fascines – 6ft long bundles of brash which are staked along the contour of eroding hillsides to stabilise the soil and encourage revegetation. Fascines are also often staked along riverbanks to prevent erosion. … Continue reading

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Hazel for the future

Last year Blackbark worked with climate change action group Treesponsibility to design a tree planting site above Todmorden. The purpose was to establish around 6 acres of predominantly hazel, which will become a commercial coppice in 10-15 years time (depending … Continue reading

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challenges of urban coppicing

We turned up at Brackenbed in North Halifax on Tuesday to a bunch of deer in one of our coppice falls. Their white bums flashed as they scarpered. We HAD fenced the area with some lovely lightweight plastic deer mesh … Continue reading

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Brackenbed

This week Blackbark were in north Halifax at Brackenbed, also known as the old Shroggs Tip site. We coppiced two falls which will, in a few years, be the best hazel coppice in Halifax. And probably the only. For the … Continue reading

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New shoots in the mountains

Last post I mentioned that we’d been in North Wales in February coppicing Coed Yr Afon, a small fifteen year old plantation of mixed hardwood species. I returned at the end of May to check on progress. The wood is … Continue reading

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