Future development stagesAndrew Staib2020-10-05T10:24:48+01:00
Future development stages
We will present sketches to you of what your woodland will look like in five and twenty years time.
This will allow you to visualise how your woodland will look as it develops.
Trees take time to grow so you won’t have a woodland immediately, but taking the time to watch your special woodland develop will be wonderful.
As your woodland develops, tree species may appear too dense or in the wrong place, Glorious Woodlands will remove these to guarantee the original design can be implemented.
The first 5 years.
The first 5 years are the most crucial, after this period the canopy will shade the ground to reduce competition between plants and the trees will suffer from pest damage less.
After 7 to 10 years, trees are ready to coppice but this depends on species and growth rate.
Coppicing is where you harvest shoots from the stump, or stool, of a cut-down tree. By cutting all the shoots from a stool together you produce roundwood for different purposes. This includes: long thin sticks for beanpoles, thicker stakes for hedgelaying, logs for firewood and green woodworking. Which can all be sourced from standard trees.
Around 10 years old or 7 metres tall, trees can be thinned.
This process is repeated on a 5 to 8 year cycle. After 15-20 years, trees will be thinned to open up dense woodland this allows more light onto the woodland floor. Trees will naturally thin over time but can be manually thinned too. When tree shelters, stakes and ties are no longer needed they will be removed.