Marks Hall has a rich woodland history. One of the earliest records for the Estate dates back to 1142 when Little Monks Wood was given to Coggeshall Abbey by Queen Maud.
It is from these woodlands that our firewood is harvested.
Most of the woodland is ancient coppice where the trees are cut down and allowed to re-grow, this produces a sustainable supply of timber without having to replant as the trees do not die. A coppiced tree can live many hundreds of years, a lot longer than if left uncut.
Heating using wood from our woodlands is sustainable and environmentally beneficial as:
- It reduces reliance on fossil fuels
- Is almost carbon neutral
- Coppiced woodlands provide a completely renewable form of energy.
Buying this wood for your fire helps us by:
- Providing funds for woodland management.
- Increasing the active management of our coppiced woodlands.
This leads to:
- Improving the wildlife habitat of many plants and animals, including Dormice and Nightingales.
- Protecting our ancient woodlands.
- Enhancing the beauty of the landscape.