Renewable energy features include: solar electricity, biomass boiler supplied by wood coppiced on site, rainwater collection.
Coppiced hazel is the typical home of the dormouse, now sadly becoming scarce due to the loss of such places.
Dering Wood in Kent mainly consists of coppiced hornbeam which is thought to be an ideal nesting habitat for the birds.
Traditionally the woods were coppiced to provide charcoal for the forge which processed ore from locally mined ironstone.
Brook Hall is the center of a bio-energy project based on coppiced willow.