Learn the old English tradition and ecological benefits of coppicing. Coppicing is the practice of creating straight poles (withy) for use in the garden by removing the central leader of a tree or shrub. Using material harvested in this manner, learn to wattle—weave woody branches into an ornamental garden structure (roughly 24" long and 18" high). The versatility, practicality, and delightful creativity of coppice maintenance and wattling will surprise and win over new and old gardeners alike.
This course requires hand strength to bend and form woody branches. Please bring your own pruners and gardening gloves.
Kerry Ann McLean
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