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Identifying wild flowers in the woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 April, 2016 ~ 12 comments

Spring time, and Sabrina identifies 12 + 1 varieties of woodland wild flowers, some of which are edible, and others have healing properties. But which is the wildest of them all?

Music by Jim Nield. Enquiries to jim@musyche.org or visit http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/jim-nield/album/dreams-of-ariadne

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Horses in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 March, 2016 ~ 5 comments

Max Hibbert and his horse Freddie demonstrate how a traditional and ancient method of woodland management can be preferable to modern machinery. Combining both, past and present technologies, can give you the best of two worlds …

For more info on the work that Max does, please visit https://www.britishhorseloggers.org

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Tony Titchen`s Tortworth Tree Talk

by WoodlandsTV ~ 2 March, 2016 ~ 6 comments

Here Tony Titchen, experienced dendrologist, takes us `tree gazing` at Tortworth Arboretum – pointing out both native species (such as the Hornbeam) and non-natives (such as the Hickory from Eastern North America). This historically and culturally rich arboretum is currently being restored for community use – it was first designed and planted in the 19th century and enjoys over 300 rare and champion trees. With his abundant knowledge and passion for his subject, Tony is an expert guide as we walk with him through this woodland wonderland. http://tortwortharboretum.org An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Building a Bodgers Den in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 February, 2016 ~ 11 comments

Traditional Craftsman Ben Chester builds a Bodger’s Den and explains about the art of building with what’s available in your woodland.

For more info on the work that Ben does, please visit www.benchester.co.uk

This bodger’s den is located in Three Hagges Wood Meadow www.threehaggeswoodmeadow.org.uk

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Restoring an Arboretum

by WoodlandsTV ~ 27 January, 2016 ~ 7 comments

We hear from Rebecca Cork who is heading up a conservation project to restore a historically and culturally rich arboretum for community use. The arboretum was first designed and planted in the 19th century and enjoys over 300 rare and champion trees – including one of the most varied collections of oaks in the UK. With the fantastic support of volunteers, woodland experts and local historians, Bec is keen to learn from this unusual ecosystem – allowing the environment to guide the renovation process. http://tortwortharboretum.org An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Eating Bugs in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 January, 2016 ~ 10 comments

Woodland Educator Paul Beadle explains the benefits of eating insects – and demonstrates it!

For more info on the work Paul does, please visit www.cdwes.co.uk

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An Introduction to Cabinet Making

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 December, 2015 ~ 16 comments

Experienced furniture designer and maker Andrew Marsh talks us through the making of a beautiful bespoke wooden cabinet. Andrew adopts traditional furniture making techniques within his work, explaining these terms to us. His love of wood and his passion for his craft is evident, as is his understanding of the various timbers he uses – for different purposes – both aesthetic and practical. http://andrewmaker.com/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Tinder in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 19 December, 2015 ~ 7 comments

Woodland Educator Paul Beadle, explains explains how to find appropriate tinder in the woodlands, he shows how to start a fire without matches, and how to make it last …

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Wood on Wheels

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 December, 2015 ~ 23 comments

Here, Nick Coates shows us an innovative way to work with a wide range of coppiced wood – to produce high-performance bicycles. With his considerable engineering experience and keen interest in working with sustainable materials, Nick has designed a unique and naturally beautiful product as a social enterprise. Pyrography artwork, by Nick`s daugher Emma, is an eye-catching addition to the bike poles. To find out more: www.beamz.org.uk An Adliberate film www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Building a shelter in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 November, 2015 ~ 6 comments

Woodland Educator Paul Beadle explains the basics of building a safe shelter in the forest that will last …

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