2 Works in Yuletide 2011
25 Dec 2011
"No," Harriet Vane said, having given it some thought. "I don't suppose I do believe in spontaneous human combustion."
"...Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management which takes advantage of the fact that many trees make new growth from the stump or roots if cut down. In a coppiced wood, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level. In subsequent growth years, many new shoots will emerge, and, after a number of years the coppiced tree, or stool, is ready to be harvested, and the cycle begins again..."