Chance for Lichfield residents to learn the art of coppicing willow in Beacon Park

Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

Volunteers can learn the art of coppicing willow at an event in Lichfield.

Lichfield District Council’s park rangers are inviting people to come to Beacon Park this Saturday (February 27) and join the free nature conservation event.

Coppicing willow is the traditional method of woodland management, when young tree stems are cut down to near ground level each year to keep wooded areas under control.

Ruth Witczak, Lichfield District Council’s Community and Educational Officer, said:

“We hope lots of people will join us for a day of volunteering, but remember to wear sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.”

The event is for everyone over 14 years of age, but 14 to 16 year olds should be accompanied by an adult. There is no need to book, with people advised to go to Beacon Park’s golf hut at 10.30am on Saturday.

For more information call 01543 308867.

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