Coppice Volunteering at Westonbirt Arboretum


Spend a day in Silk Wood helping with our Coppice Restoration Project. Using hand tools we cut derelict hazel to let light and new life back onto the woodland floor.

Learn how to use and maintain tools safely with first-hand guidance in a variety of practical coppicing techniques: cutting, tip layering, restocking, deer protection, product selection and tree identification are all part of the seasonal cycles of a working coppice. An informal, hands-on day in the woods is the best way to discover more about the importance of sustainable woodland management in Britain.

Bring lunch or something to cook on the fire, we’ll have the kettle on for tea and coffee.

When: First Wednesday & Sunday of every month.

An informal, drop-in volunteer day – try it once or come every month, no signing up necessary!

WhereWestonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire. Meet at 9:20am in the car park.

Cost: Free! Many hands make light work.


Get in touch with any queries or let me know if you’d like to come along.