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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

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 […]



Jonathan Howe

The following notes are meant as a beginners guide to gauging the potential commercial worth of coppice offered in standing sales. There is nothing more daunting than walking into an acre of densely stocked 8-year old hazel and trying to decide if it is good enough for you to make […]

New AA RC application process

News Article by Simon Richmond on the To read the full article on their site please click HERE

After a long period of gestation, the Association is launching its new Registered Consultant application process. All new applications from 1 March 2021 will use the new system.

The Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant (AARC) […]

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and cheese maturing to jewellery design, silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing and sculpture. Our next application round is open 11 January – 15 February 2021and we are looking for more talented […]

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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

Belmont House Wood Fair (SSCG)

11th September - 12th September

Bentley Woodfair 25th Anniversary 2021 (SSCG)

17th September - 19th September

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