Best coppice ash in Suffolk

Bradfield Woods, chairs, coppiced wood

Here is the Ash from Bradfield woods to make into chairs for 2017. These logs are 25 year old coppice, which is about the maximum age for Ash in a coppice.dscf1990.

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Bradfield woods

Ash, chairs, coppiced wood

harvesting Ash poles 6 to 8 inches in diameter

coppice regrowth 7 years

coppice regrowth 7 years

Here are two pictures of Bradfield woods in Suffolk. This wood has been continuously worked as a coppice since before 1252, so I am lucky to have such an amazing wood to supply me with the best coppiced Ash. Bradfield woods is also a site of special scientific interest.

The first picture shows the harvesting of coppiced Ash poles 6 to 8 inches in diameter, and the construction of a deer proof fence from brushwood.

The second picture¬†shows¬†a coppice ‘stool’ 7 years after the trees were cut down.