The resurgence of traditional countryside management methods, reasons and benefits

This Week is National Coppice Week from National Coppice Federation. Coppicing is a traditional countryside management technique.
In this article from Dr Chris Smillie of SRUC we explore some different management techniques and how they benefit nature and wildlife. Hay cutting with a scythe takes place in autumn after plants have set seed and ground nesting birds have fledged young. Why not use minimum till systems with added soil benefits and increased soil structure allowing moisture penetration and a reduction in run off.
Read more about how we can learn from the past here