Woodlot for coppicing and fuel source

In 2016, with the assistance of Energise Ōtaki interns, and funding received from the World Wildlife Fund, a woodlot containing approximately 1200 willow and poplar trees was established at the far end of the College grounds. These were used to teach students about wood as an energy source, why it is considered carbon neutral, how to manage the block using ancient coppicing methods, and projects to use the fuel to earn funds for local social good projects chosen by the students.

In 2019 it was decided that the Woodlot would be chopped down and made into mulch for the garden at Ōtaki College.

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