low forest | coppice stand | copse | sprout forest | coppice forest | coppice
SAINMHÍNIÚ area of woodland in which the trees or shrubs are periodically cut back to ground level to stimulate growth and provide firewood or timber TAGAIRT "coppice" (<I>noun</i>) > The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition) > Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson > Oxford University Press, 2005 > Oxford Reference Online < DGT, http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t140.e16614 (30.3.2009)
NÓTA Trees are felled in a rotation, commonly of 12–15 years. The system provides a continuous supply of timber for fuel, fencing, etc., but not structural timber.