Author Topic: New Coppice Agroforestry Book  (Read 1820 times)

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New Coppice Agroforestry Book
« on: November 12, 2010, 06:19:54 PM »
Got an email from Dave Jacke today.  (doesn't know me, added me to a list when I commented on his Edible Forest Gardens books)  He and Mark Krawczyk are putting together a new book on coppicing in North  America.

"if you or someone you know already uses coppicing as a way to produce crafts, biochar, animal fodder, or other products in North America, we would LOVE to hear about it.   Please send the person’s contact information to both of us at the email addresses above.  Also, if you have or know of any written materials, research papers, or references, we’d also love to hear about those.  You can send references to Dave at or at 308 Main St. #2C, Greenfield, MA 01301." 

Wanted to pass on the info, it'd be fun to have someone from the forum here included in their new book. 

I also thought it was interesting how they are raising funds for the trips, book project through kickstarter, sort of like a csa for various projects.  Contributors are awarded various goodies related to the book for their support.

All I know about coppicing is you cut trees down and you use what grows from the stumps.   As we clear some trees out to plant fruit trees, add light, I was wondering about the stumps.  Saw how some grow mushrooms on stumps, or could use as a table or chair.  What if they resprout (I'm sure the sseet gums will no matter how we cut them down) it would be a while before they added too much shade, harvesting the timber however often needed.   

Also found Mark's site interesting,  how to make stuff out of the wood you harvest.