Charcoal Burning


The process of converting coppiced wood to charcoal has been practiced for thousands of years and is still relevant today. Modern practice is to use a steel kiln which is loaded in a careful pattern at the bottom to ensure enough oxygen is drawn into the heart of the fire to ensure an efficient burn.

Charcoal making is a value added product which is a side benefit from our coppice creation program as it uses the smaller sized timber which cannot be used for anything else. The bigger lumps are sold as BBQ charcoal, smaller pieces are used for metal forging with the fine pieces being used to enrich the soil in our raised beds.

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