The Coppice Woodland

This ancient woodland situated in West Oxfordshire is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It relates in part to its structure of Oak standards with a Hazel understory. The woodland was predominantly used for game rearing but without ongoing management had become colder as the Hazel had become overstood and become suppressed by the Oak canopy. Nicholsons secured grant aid to deer fence the perimeter of seven hectares of coppice, and instigated a programme of thinning the Oak, coppicing of the Hazel, and replanting Hazel into significant gaps in the understory. This was phased over a three year period , and has successfully rejuvenated the woodland.