All about Willow bast.

Whilst everyone has been finally peeling off their layers of winter clothing. Coppicewood volunteers have been peeling a different sort of layer. The sap has risen sufficiently for our annual peeling of some willow trunks. Firstly the tough, outer bark is carefully removed using drawer knives and spoke shaves to reveal the material we are […]

Caring for the Bastard

Bastard Balm Meilittis Melissophylum is an unfortunatley named but very attractive plant of woodland edges which has declined with the cessation of coppicing. Plantlife Cymru has received money from the Welsh government for work on this and Spreading bellflower, both of which were formerly common plants in Wales.

Coppicewood College was asked by Plantlife to […]