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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 →

British timber: an emotional rollercoaster

Last week I was invited to talk to summer school students at the Sylva Wood Centre. I was asked to talk to them about challenges and opportunities for British grown timber. This is what I told them:     You’ll… 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 →

Calling for a National Timber Strategy at the Parliamentary Group on Tree Planting

I’ve been asked to speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting today. This is what I’m planning to say: Last time I presented to you I talked about the benefits of using home-grown timber and… Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings, and Happy New Saw!

I’d like to send hearty Season’s Greetings to all after this very unusual year. It’s not been easy for anyone, but despite the difficulties, our customers have clearly been busy this year and we have been flat out to keep… Continue Reading →

See the wood for the trees: England’s woodland is in decline, and we must act now.

This year, while looking into the future of the UK’s forests, I’ve seen how climate change, pests and pathogens, and lack of investment has already had a huge impact on British woodlands. Currently over 40% of our woodland is unmanaged,… Continue Reading →

Q&A on 22nd November: Small Woodlands, Challenges and Opportunities

The reaction to the sixth film of our series has been very positive so far. It’s been viewed over 3000 times across Youtube and Facebook, and we’ve had some really great feedback. Thank you. I’m hosting an online discussion and… Continue Reading →

Challenges & Opportunities for Small Woodland Management: Part Six of our series Wood For The Trees

I’m on a quest to understand the factors that will shape the future of Britain’s forests, making a series of short films called ‘Wood For The Trees’ with filmmaker Charlotte Le Marchant. We’ve been talking to experts who are passionately… Continue Reading →

Wood For The Trees 2, on why we manage our woodlands

This year, I’m making a series of short videos, exploring hopes and fears for the future of our forests. The second in the series was filmed on a crisp sunny day as I talked with Dougal Driver, of Grown in… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on ‘Wood for the trees’ film 2

Filmed on 11 Jan 2020 So, that’s another day’s filming done in our series about the future of British forests, and today we’ve been talking about woodland management, what it is and why it’s important. I’ve been lucky enough today… Continue Reading →

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