The use of coppiced woodland in the project areas has admittedly not disappeared but it has seriously declined.
As part of the project, a woodland area close to the 'Bildeiche' natural monument will be used once again as coppiced woodland. At the same time it will act as thinned coppiced woodland to demonstrate this ancient form of use.
This action point was commenced immediately after the beginning of the project in order to take advantage of the dormant period.
The cleared woodland can already be seen in the summer
The coppiced woodland was thinned for the second time in the winter of 2011/12.
As planned, the coppiced woodland was thinned for the third time in the winter of 2012/13.
As planned, the coppiced woodland was thinned for the fourth time in the winter of 2013/14.
The thinned coppiced woodland is included in the 'Coppiced Woodland Nature Trail'