1) The refuse from tree loppings, i.e. branches, twigs and clippings.
1616 they did stowe and girde so many ashe trees, oake trees and holings in this snowe tyme … and the small brashe they left for ther cattle to bruse on but they led home with a sled the great wood, Brandsby. Also used as kindling: 1614 a little brashe woode, South Cave
1619 and elding as turves and brashewood, South Cave.