The inner bark of the Sweet Chestnut tree is an indication the quality of the wood. The dark and mid greens are a healthy trees.
Sweet Chestnut from East Bergholt for chair making.
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.