PEOPLE have a chance to do their bit for the environment and learn a traditional country skill at the same time.
Coppicing is to be taught at Dogley Local Nature Reserve at Highburton.
Coppicing – cutting off trees and shrubs to ground level – stimulates vigorous regrowth and allows more sunlight to reach the woodland floor, encouraging the flowering of many woodland plants in Springtime.
The event is being held by Conservation Kirklees on Saturday, October 17, and there will be a second on Saturday, November 14. Both sessions will be from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
They are free to join in but places must be booked by contacting Simon Pedley, of Kirklees Countryside Unit, tel: 01484 234073.