Isle of Wight charcoal, biochar and potchar

Our woodland is situated in the western part of the Isle of Wight

It is eleven-and-a-half acres of semi-ancient natural woodland which comprises mainly of oak and ash standards with a hazel understory. Other species of trees such as hawthorn, field maple, willow and alder can be found.

The woodland has a variety of wildlife which includes an active badger sett, red squirrels, foxes, dormice, field mice, wood mice, voles, weasels and stoats, Barn owls regularly nest in the owl boxes provided, and other birds less common birds such as woodpeckers, buzzards and  little owls. Pipperstril and other bats can be seen at night.   Butterflies such as speckled wood and brimstone are seen.

A variety of flora such as scarlet pimpernel, bluebells, snowdrops, primroses and orchids can be found and there is a rich array of fungi for example jelly ear, beefsteak and Dryad’s Saddle.

The woodland is managed by coppicing areas on a 7 year cycle. It is from the coppiced wood that we make charcoal and our other products.

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