Coppicing & Charcoal Making

Charcoal Kiln Loading

Coppicing is a method of managing woodland in a sustainable cycle which enables you to harvest wood whilst maintaining the healthy survival of an area of woodland. It is a process which has been used for thousands of years and coppiced products are still used for fuel, building, fencing and green woodworking.

Charcoal is made using an ancient process which has been practised in Europe for at least 5,000 years. Wood is heated in a kiln or burner to remove the moisture content and to break down the wood compounds into carbon.

Charcoal makes use of waste wood and so can be a useful source of additional income for those who manage coppices. Although its main application today is for use in barbeques, charcoal is also used by artists and jewellers.