Coppicing

This year’s programme of coppicing has just been completed in the Valency Valley, Boscastle. The coppicing helps increase biodiversity by letting more light onto the woodland floor which helps plants such as primrose to flourish.

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The coppicing has a double benefit as it contributes to flood alleviation in the valley. It reduces the amount of tall woody growth that might potentially be carried downstream if there was a large flood.

Photo shows Basil, Darran and Sarah coppicing

Photo shows Basil, Darran and Sarah coppicing

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