Rain stopped, gate installed.

Gates, Green wood craft

 A commission for a garden in Marsden. (needs a latch thens its complete) The area where the gate is (up to the height of the wall) has spent most of the last two weeks under water!!






                                                                                                                                                      View from the other side. The gate is unpeeled ash. It was given a good soaking of linseed oil and turps mix then once dry given a couple of coats of yacht varnish. Ordinarily I might not use varnish but this has to survive spending time under water. If you are interested in a new gate and/or fencing then feel free to contact me. I am happy to do a site visit to discuss your needs. (Prices start around £60)


Education and workshops, Green wood craft, Hedge laying, Woodlands

 is a small business where nothing is wasted. It aims to manage woodlands in sustainable ways in order to: 

  • develop an economically sustainable business (using coppiced materials)
  • regenerate and improve biodiversity of those woodlands
  • encourage the social use of woodland

The main approach used is mixed broadleaf coppicing (specifically ‘coppicing with standards’, which preserves some larger trees within the coppice). As a consequence of using this method areas of the woodland are left at different stages of regrowth, providing habitats for a range of animals and plants.

Coppicing utilises and manages the natural regrowth of some tree species, cutting back in cycles of regrowth (3-40 years) small areas of woodlands, to provide material for production of greenwood crafts, charcoal and some wood fuel.

We provide the following services:

  • SustainableWoodlandManagement
  • Coppicing
  • Hedgelaying
  • Woodlandbased social and educational activities

 We produce the following:


  • Gates, hurdles, garden screens and fencing.
  • Garden structures – furniture, archways, trellises etc.
  • Pea and bean sticks, walking sticks


  • Artist’s willow charcoal
  • Biochar soil improver