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Wood For The Trees

A series of films exploring the future of our forests

A better future for our woodlands, 12 ideas to help British forests grow

Watch ‘Wood for the trees,’ for expert suggestions to help Britain’s forests grow:   Over the last two years, in a series of ten short films, I’ve spoken with experts from different perspectives and backgrounds, about the future of British… Continue Reading →

Comments on “Wood for the Trees”

Producer’s Note: This post collates a few comments about ‘Wood for the Trees,’ a series about woods, trees and tree planting from Tom Barnes and Charly Le Marchant. Wood for the Trees is on Youtube, Facebook and Vimeo, with more… Continue Reading →

Wood for the Trees part 10, Rewilding

Wood for the trees is a series about trees, timber and tree planting. I’ve been working with film-maker Charly Le Marchant since 2019 on these films. It’s been fascinating to talk with experts from different backgrounds and perspectives about their… Continue Reading →

Rewilding the UK, part 10 of Wood for the Trees, coming soon

In part 10 of our series ‘Wood for the Trees’ our series producer, Charly Le Marchant, spoke with Alistair Driver. As director of Rewilding Britain he campaigns to rewild more of the UK landscape. In the film he calls for… Continue Reading →

Notes from Knepp and finding middle ground

This month has been exceptionally busy, with a record number of sales and enquiries, so I had to miss out on a trip to Knepp to meet rewilding expert Alistair Driver for part ten of ‘Wood For The Trees.’  Alistair… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Forestry: The Need for Nurture, part 9 of Wood For The Trees

There’s a lot going on at the moment in the context of forestry and the wider environment. The England Tree Strategy has just been published, the Sixth Global Carbon Budget was recently announced, and the UK government is putting proposals… Continue Reading →

Wood for The Trees #8, with Future Trees Trust, “Growing improved trees for timber”

Using more timber can reduce the carbon costs of construction, but where will the wood we need in future come from? We’re already the second biggest importer of timber globally, and that’s before we fully embrace the use of bio-based… Continue Reading →

Over 10,000 views of Wood For The Trees

This week, our YouTube channel “Wood For The Trees” hit a milestone with over 10,000 views of our films. It has been fascinating to visit and talk with experts from a range of different perspectives to discuss the future of… Continue Reading →

Agroforestry: The benefits of growing trees on farms, Wood For The Trees part 7

‘Wood For The Trees’ is series of films dedicated to the future of British forests, woodlands and trees, where I try and balance my deep despair at the declining state of our woodlands with a healthy dose of optimism. Since… Continue Reading →

Filming part 7 of Wood For The Trees

In December we filmed part 7 of ‘Wood For the Trees,’ this time looking at Agroforestry. Between lockdowns, on a very cold day, I visited a small farm in Frome, Somerset, to find out more about tree-planting on farms.  The… Continue Reading →

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