Coppice Agroforestry

AU$ 105.00

Tending trees for product, profit, and woodland ecology

Mark Krawczyk

Foreword by David Jacke

Coppice Agroforestry is a richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to resprout silviculture – managing trees and shrubs by coppicing, pollarding, shredding, and pleaching – for a continuous supply of small diameter polewood for products from firewood to fine furniture.

A decade in the making, encyclopaedic in scope, and written by the hand of a woodsman, Coppice Agroforestry is a deep dive into this ancient practice, blending it with modern science, systems thinking, and tools to land it firmly into the 21st century.
Whether you have a few trees or an entire forest, Coppice Agroforestry is the must-have practical guide for homesteaders, farmers, foresters, land managers, and educators who ally themselves with the remarkable resilience of woody plants.

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Cut and come again forestry – reviving the ancient practice of resprout silviculture to power local woodland-based economies.

Contextualising resprout silviculture historically, ecologically, and economically, Coppice Agroforestry explores the potential of this ancient practice for modern times. Coverage includes:

  • The cultural history of coppicing in Europe and North America
  • Tree and shrub anatomy, biology, and woodland ecology
  • A suite of woodland management systems
  • Dozens of handcrafted wood products on a continuum of value, offering a wide range of business opportunities
  • Case studies of diverse coppice-based enterprises
  • Assessing existing forests for coppice potential
  • Designing new resprout silviculture systems
  • Tables highlighting diverse species for various uses
  • A vision of a modern resprout silviculture renaissance.

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Product details

Published 2022
New Society Publishers
Softcover, b&w illustrations and photos throughout, also with colour section, 566 pages.
ISBN: 9780865719705


Mark Krawczyk is an applied ecologist, educator and grower practicing permaculture design, agroforestry, natural building, traditional woodworking, and small scale forestry. He owns and operates Keyline Vermont LLC, providing farmers, homeowners, and homesteaders with education, design and consulting services. He and his wife also manage Valley Clayplain Forest Farm, a 52-acre agroforestry farm in New Haven, Vermont.

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Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 226 × 192 × 35 mm

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