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Hawthorn Coppice Management  RSS feed

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Hi all,

Anyone been managing a Black Hawthorn coppice? We'll have Red Root (Ceanothus sanguineus), Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), Scouler's Willow (Salix ...), and Black Hawthorn (Crateagus douglasii) growing with Douglas Fir and Ponderosa pine standards for timber value. Probably start adding in things like white ash and hazelnuts as we get into the coppice cycle. We have 5-7 acres to develop into a coppiced food and tool forest.
I'm going to try hugel-swales with the slash to introduce contoured coppice swales for the introductions of ash, hazelnut, and whatever else we introduce, and hopefully encourage everything to get into a semblance of a line over the next few decades.

I'm looking for pointers on harvest cycle and how many doug fir/ ponderosa pine standards to leave.

Thanks for the help!
Jeremy Kyncl
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