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The Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group is a members led networking organisation covering everything from planting and managing woodland, to the production and installation of end products. We operate in conjunction with the National Federation of Coppice Workers and have been a recognised professional industry body since 1997.


The Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group welcome new members from many disciplines such as Coppice workers, Woodland owners/workers, traditional craft makers, Greenwood workers, blacksmiths who feel they fit and many more, it is always worth getting in contact and finding out, even if you are just interested in what we do or would like to spend some time working alongside our members. Use the CONTACT page if you are interested.

Recent News

Article: School Theater Project

By Clive Cobie

8th November 2019

I have recently started a project that I would like to share with you. The school woodland theatre project. The idea came in a breeze of inspiration as do so many. I was pondering how to connect people with nature to help communities grow and work together.

The school woodland theatre project, is going to be a […]

Tree health news and biosecurity action

Tree health news and biosecurity action from across the sector – An article by the Tree Council, to read the report in full please click HERE

November 2019


UK tree health continues to be a rapidly evolving space. On 25 October, the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee called for a ‘citizens’ army’ to tackle the growing threat from invasive species, estimated to cost Britain’s […]

Tree planting in election manifestos

You may not have seen the BBC news article on Tree planting by the various political parties, below is taken from their website but can be read in full at the BBC HERE

The political parties have been promising huge increases in tree planting in their election manifestos.

The most eye-catching is Labour’s plan to plant two billion trees by 2040.

Impossible, […]

News: Bentley is going Wild

Most of you will be aware of the Bentley Car Museum and wild foul centre, the group has spent many weekends at the Wood fair each year. Things are changing, the following is from their facebook page:
The journey starts here….
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Products & Services

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Events Calendar

Committee meeting (MO)

23rd January 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Members meeting (MO) (P)

6th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

World Forestry day

21st March 2020

Committee Meeting (MO)

2nd April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

National Beanpole Week

11th April 2020 - 19th April 2020

Members meeting (MO) (P)

16th April 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bodgers Ball 2020

8th May 2020 - 10th May 2020

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