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Ted_165   

I have decided to actually growing my firewood rather than just salvaging it from all over the farm! So I have fenced off 11 acres to plant with trees. Coppicing seems a good idea but what trees should I plant to produce the most amount of firewood? But what

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alder and scyamore both coppice well.....long term project from start.....15-20 yrs for a decent crop......plant 3 feet apart nice clean stems

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Look around, What's already growing well? Otherwise, try Ash, Alder, Birch, Sycamore and eucalyptus (not that good in frost hollows). Just plant it tight so it goes straight up and doesn't bother with branches - saves cutting them off later!.

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Ted_165   
Hi

 

I asked similar question don't know if this thread will help you, i'm yet to plant so will be interested to see what u come up with as an answer!

 

http://arbtalk.co.uk/forum/forestry-woodland-management/35217-what-plant-coppice.html

 

well there is a lot of choice but no definate answer of which is fastest, i think it must be a grey area where no one really knows and there is a lot of trial and error!!

 

there is quite a lot of ash in my area which thrives well.

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well there is a lot of choice but no definate answer of which is fastest, i think it must be a grey area where no one really knows and there is a lot of trial and error!!

 

there is quite a lot of ash in my area which thrives well.

 

Think i've decided sycamore grows fastest, so i'm going to plant mainly ash and sycamore for coppice, plus a few sweet chesnut for something different and perhaps a few oak in a far corner for a bit of biodiversity!

 

Ash and sycamore burn nice, grow fast and seem fairly difficult to kill by cutting them in my experience!

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