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Re: Christmas coppicing conundrum

Subject: Re: Christmas coppicing conundrum
From: Jerry Dicker
Date: Dec 20 2002 21:55:38
Thanks, Jeremy for this cracker.

1. It may have historical/heritage value as the last remnant of an ancient
coppice or hedgerow.  But I'm not sure if this is a proper use of a TPO.
2. Re-coppicing could be allowed under a TPO if the TO thought it
appropriate management.  Tho old stools sometimes give up if re-coppiced
suddenly after countless years of neglect.
3. Up to 20 cm dbh is quite hefty for a hazel.  Could it be stored or at
least reduced to just a few major stems and grown as a nut tree?  Subsequent
management would entail removal of new suckers.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barrell Treecare" <>
Subject: Christmas coppicing conundrum

The scenario is a coppiced hazel in a back garden visible from a few public
viewpoints but not prominent.  It is about 5m in height with many stems
<20cm diameter and has been clearly coppiced on a regular basis in the past.
LA have placed a TPO on it and I wonder if that is really sustainable.  I
would say that there is a strong case to continue the previous coppicing
management, which realistically means that it has no significant potential
to contribute to amenity.  What do you think?

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