Magic from the New Forest – Elvish Wands

Our wands are made from hand-coppiced hazel and silver birch. Coppicing is the traditional forestry practice of cutting these short-lived trees, to encourage regrowth and as a consequence increase biodiversity of the woodland. Our wands are sourced from the award-winning Pondhead Conservation Trust based a mile from our shop. Hand-cut then walked home where they are shaped on a shave horse with a draw knife, then dried on our aga. Next walked up to the shop…