Harvesting from the Medicinal Forest Garden Course

A day course at Holt Wood in North Devon where you can learn about harvesting and making products from medicinal trees and shrubs. During this day we will consider medicinal harvesting in a forest garden context based on bark, flowers, fruits, leaves and roots of...

Harvesting Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)

Harvesting Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)Harvested branches of Viburnum opulusRemaining stump will shoot vigorouslyTough barkSmooth and easy to remove barkCleaned up Viburnum opulus ready for bark removalThe sap has been rising in our Cramp Bark shrubs, so leaves are...

Harvesting Cramp Bark

First coppiced bark harvest from Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) This small tree, or shrub, has opposite leaves and its growth habit tends to be multi-stemmed, forking towards the end of branches as flowering terminal buds are used up. So the plant has quite a bushy...