The willow coppice provides useful material

  March 2011





Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC volunteer, Colin Lines, gets to work with secateurs, trimming back some of the willow growth.




Right: James Thompson, Executive Director of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC

A WILLOW coppice in the Riverside area has provided some useful material since it was planted in April 2008. People expert in making willow artefacts have used it - as have local people looking for a material for Christmas decorations. And, no, the latter use is not out of order.  

   James Thompson, Executive Director of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, explained "It is perfectly all right for people to help themselves to small quantities of the willow. It is a community project - and that is what it is there for."

   He was working with Greenspaces South Cheshire


CIC volunteer, Colin Lines, on cutting back the willow. This is not just a tidying-up exercise as the trimmed willow is used to teach schoolchildren about the wood.      


Article and pictures by John Brough

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