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Ancient woodland practice provides forum for team bonding sessions


03 October 2022

Trees which have been coppiced

Workers who feel they might be in need of some team-bonding can take advantage of dedicated coppicing sessions in North Northamptonshire’s ancient woodland.

North Northamptonshire Council’s Corby Woodland Project has welcomed in the new coppicing season in Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods in the town.

Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management that has been practised for more than 1,000 years to regenerate forest and provide fuel and materials for many crafts. Young tree stems are cut down to near ground level to encourage the development of new, vigorous shoots. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to dedicate some time to reconnect with their team while at the same time help to conserve our valuable green spaces. 

The sessions take place in a beautiful ancient woodland in Corby and will motivate teams to work together, develop their strengths and encourage collaboration.

In turn, they will be supporting the continued improvement of a unique piece of history.
Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and the Green Environment
We have some wonderful pockets of ancient woodland in our area and I’m delighted that we’re able to provide a forum where people can reconnect with nature, while building a bit of team spirit.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

All equipment and risk assessments will be included, and those taking part will be provided with a tool safety brief upon arrival by a parks and woodland ranger. Participants are asked to provide their own gloves. 

Sessions are available Mondays to Fridays between October 2022 and March 2023, subject to staff availability.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact [email protected] in the first instance.