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keeping hazel poles green

Postby lee33 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:06 am

Hi all,

I've had a scout around the forum and couldn't find and posts relating to this, but apologises if I'm repeating another's question.

My question is how to stop hazel poles from seasoning on a relatively long term basis. (at least 5 months) or indeed whether this is possible at all?

I was fortunate this year to be given permission to coppice a small patch of hazel. All the cutting was finished at the end of march but now I'm desperately trying to stop the hazel from drying so that I can keep making hurdles etc.

Thanks all in advance, had a great time at the ball on Saturday by the way! So many ideas now!

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Re: keeping hazel poles green

Postby AlexanderTheLate » Tue May 13, 2014 7:09 pm

Wax the ends and keep them out of the sun and the wind.
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Re: keeping hazel poles green

Postby ToneWood » Fri May 16, 2014 1:20 pm

Leaving them soaking in water might work. But you'd need something with a high capacity (e.g. a stream or trough). Failing that, perhaps somewhere damp & shaded - but you might get rot/fungus/mildew. Perhaps just having the bottom ends in a bucket/water butt would help?
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