As well as offering a sustainable timber supply, coppicing also provides many benefits to the surrounding wildlife. It increases woodland biodiversity, allowing greater amounts of light to reach the ground and providing other species with the opportunity to grow. These will then provide a food source for insects in the woodland, which in turn feed animals further up the food chain. The varied ages of the trees in the woodland also offer a larger variety in structure making a good habitat for much of the wildlife living there.
Therefore, a well-managed woodland area can provide many benefits to everybody.