The Many Uses of Hazel Sticks

Fuggo and Geoff
Friday, 18th July 2014

Coppiced hazel is not only sustainable, it is also very useful. It can be used as bean poles, polytunnel frames, woven fencing and more!

Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management, that involves repetitive felling on the same stump (also known as a coppice stool), near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow from that main stump.

Trees that can be coppiced are hugely important. They are a sustainable source of material, which enables various products to be created repeatedly over the life time of the tree. They can be coppiced at different stages so different sizes are available which also creates a diverse range of ecosystems.

Here are a few uses of coppiced hazel (Corylus avellana).

Further resources

Coppice products, wild garlic and new views

Coppicing and coppice crafts

Coppicing, curved stems and squirrel stew

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