Practical conservation at Westonbirt Arboretum, GCSE or A level

Conservation programme aimed at GCSE or A level

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable for groups of up to 30 students, October-March

Learning outcomes

  • understand how coppice management is a sustainable management practice.
  • be involved in practical conservation through coppicing.
  • consider how their work will impact on the biodiversity of the coppice coupe and overall woodland ecosystem.


Take part in coppice restoration at Westonbirt Arboretum using hand tools such a pull saws, bow saws, loppers and mallets.  Coppice, process cut material into different products and restock through layering techniques.