National Beanpole Week, which was first held in 2008, is an annual event which supports the coppice sector and is run by the Small Woods Association.
It celebrates Britain’s traditionally managed coppiced woodlands, the animals and plants that live in them and the coppice workers who look after them.
Numerous special events are run and gardeners and growers are urged to buy beanpoles and other coppice wood products – a directory of suppliers can be found on the www.coppice-products.co.uk website. Another useful directory can be found on the Allotment Forestry website at http://www.allotmentforestry.com/directnew.htm.
National Beanpole Week 2013
National Beanpole Week 2013 calls on gardeners to support Britain’s coppiced woodlands by choosing eco-friendly, locally-grown coppiced beanpoles instead of imported bamboo canes.
By switching to British-grown coppiced beanpoles, gardeners and growers will be doing their bit to support the environment, wildlife, rural jobs, ancient skills and traditions – and their beans.
Traditionally managed coppiced woodlands are a really important part of our countryside because they supply us with truly sustainable wood, provide an incredibly rich wildlife habitat, support hundreds of rural jobs and keep many ancient skills and traditions alive.
Britain lost 90% of its coppiced woodland during the 20th century – and to protect what remains, we need to support the coppice workers who manage these woods by buying their excellent eco-friendly coppiced beanpoles. Carry on surfing or contact us to find out more.
Special thanks go to Sandra Hughes – from Wallcreeper UK- who has developed this excellent website for us. She has been a great help.