Coppiced Hornbeam photographed at Hockley Woods, Essex, UK, illustrating regrowth

Woodland management is the practice of managing woodlands, whether for the maximising of timber production, or for the conservation of wildlife.

A well-managed woodland, such as one in which coppicing is practiced, can produce a steady supply of small timber (suitable for fencing, broom handles etc.). With its mixture of open glades, partial and total tree cover, it can also maintain a wide variety of environments for woodland species of birds, insects and flowers.

Other woodland management techniques include pollarding, shredding and snigging.

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