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Thanks Adam. Fortunately in this case my objectives are clear - this is a
commercial crop in the sense that it is there to generate fuel, nothing
more. Tree shelters will not practical once it is coppiced, but this is many
years in the future (maybe 7 or so). However, once it is coppiced it will
need to be protected, so I am drawn ineluctably towards fencing whether
sooner or later. On the other hand, I will need at least vole/rabbit guards
whether I have fencing or not...
The problem is that I don't know any contractors and have had little luck
searching the net.
If anybody wants to put in a good word for a deer fencing contractor, now's
You have to decide from the outset as to what your objectives are, as
there are two distinct types of coppice:
one for nature conservation and one for commercial production.
The 2 are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but if you want to
produce a worthwile crop, you need to deer fence the site and spray
the weeds and clear the overstorey to get plenty of light.
If a commercial crop is just a bonus to an essentially recreational
activity then you can pile the frass of cut shoots around the
coppiced stools and "fence" the site with impromptu thorn hurdles.
Tree shelters are not entirely practical on a multi-stemmed coppice.
A well managed commercial coppice should have a tidy floor /
manicured, rather than be "littered" with habitat. The rotations are
also much shorter.
The crop is likely to be a single species mix
Obviously, there is a range of scope between the 2 extremes, but just
something to be aware of.
It's not as simple as it seems.
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