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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

Moths to look out for in the woods

In recent years, and particularly in 2019, Brown-tail Moth caterpillars have been seen in huge numbers in our towns and cities, and across the countryside, in much of southern England and East Anglia.

We see the caterpillars in spring and they strip the leaves of trees and bushes and march off in search of something else to eat, and it is […]

The apple tree Community theatre Billingshurst

By Clive Cobie

Outdoor theatre has been inherent in human culture since time immemorial, for putting across ideas both cultural and philosophical to the masses. We are now creating a new outdoor theater called The apple tree Community theatre at Billingshurst.

To do this we need your help to raise funds to plant a C shape in semi dwarf apple trees, […]

Article: School Theater Project Updated

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 […]

Ash dieback honeycomb effect

Ash dieback honeycomb effect

By Clive Cobie

I am interested to know if anyone has noticed when cutting ash trees with dieback, if at the base there is a honeycomb effect, this I believe is when the tree is in the advanced stages of die back where the mycelium has reached the roots.

What I have noticed in one of the trees is […]

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Products & Services

Do you need some Hazel sticks or help with some hedge laying? To find out more about the products & services our members can offer:

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Events Calendar

SSCG Annual General Meeting

29th July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

West’s Wood Fair 2021

21st August - 22nd August

Belmont House Wood Fair (SSCG)

11th September - 12th September

Bentley Woodfair 25th Anniversary 2021 (SSCG)

17th September - 19th September

National Tree Week

27th November - 5th December

Tree Charter Day

27th November

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