Coppicing Trees and Making Space at Bealtaine Cottage

It’s amazing how quickly trees grow. A mere eight years and here I am today thinning and coppicing, pruning and pollarding to make enough space for the fastest growers. The permaculture plan of planting trees is ongoing. Many were planted over the course of the winter months. Most were grown from seed here at Bealtaine Cottage, or sourced locally. All these thinnings will be sorted to use in the wood-burning stove, either as kindling or small logs. The rest of the material will be added to the compost heap, ensuring that every bit from the land is a harvest! All…