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Starting a Forest Garden

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 May, 2017 ~ 9 comments

Here Lisa Aitken and Charles Hooper describe how they have created a Forest Garden - an open woodland ecosystem using a range of trees, shrubs and plants for harvest. They share their joint passion for horticulture, self-sufficiency and their desire to work with the land to leave a lasting legacy. They talk us through the design process which includes seven layers of growth with the aim of cultivating the space available to increase biodiversity. Lisa and Charles point out the importance of understanding the condition of the soil, of growing plants for sun or shade in relevant areas, as well as the bonus of having accessible water on site - all with the reassurance that gardening knowledge will increase over time, just as the forest garden will grow and thrive, providing fruit, vegetables, nuts and more for years to come. http://www.forestgarden.info/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Deerstalking in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 23 January, 2017 ~ 12 comments

Sam and his wife Roxy explain the reasons for deer stalking in woodland management.

How to Work a Mobile Sawmill

by WoodlandsTV ~ 26 July, 2016 ~ 2 comments

Here we have Iain and Adrian talking us through the various stages of the mobile milling process. We see the team safely setting up and using their equipment to mill selected timbers. We also hear about the range of benefits of using this small-scale system, including that it enables the focus to be on individual trees as opposed to blanket clearance and so promotes a mixed age woodland, allowing for natural regeneration of trees. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Building a Tree House in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 July, 2016 ~ 18 comments

Artist Mike Hartley breathes, lives and builds a dream tree house - and explains the engineering involved. For more info on his work, please visit http://mikeartworks.weebly.com/

With many thanks to The Forge, who commissioned the Tree House Project https://www.facebook.com/wildrumpuscic/

Music by Jim Nield. Enquiries to [email protected] or find him on Spotify

A CAN film https://www.claudianye.co.uk for Woodlands TV https://www.youtube.com/user/WOODLANDSTV

Tractors and Trees

by WoodlandsTV ~ 30 June, 2016 ~ 16 comments

Here we see Stuart Brooking, Devon area manager for http://www.woodlands.co.uk, working with Jim and Simon to manage some windblown spruce trees that are blocking a woodland track. This work is carried out for safety reasons, to renew access through the woodland and to allow use of the timber as firewood before the trees start to rot. We learn about the various stages involved in the extraction process, the different equipment used and the safety precautions necessary when working with the 27hp tractor and 3.5 tonne winch - which can get in between the trees. The larger tractor then takes over to pull the logs to a central point, ready to clear from the woodland. http://www.haldontreeservices.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

How to Fell a Windblown Tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 1 June, 2016 ~ 48 comments

Andrew Mead, forestry expert/instructor/assessor, shows us how to make safe a windblown tree using a chainsaw and hand winch. This is a potentially hazardous scenario and Andy talks us through the various cuts needed to ensure the tree moves in a controlled way - to avoid danger and to release the tree without damage to its fibres. http://www.lynhertraining.com/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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

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

Splitting Wood with an Axe

by WoodlandsTV ~ 10 November, 2015 ~ 16 comments

Expert naturalist John Rhyder demonstrates the safest, most efficient way to use an axe to split wood for anything from fence posts to bow staves. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

O Christmas Tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 24 December, 2013 ~ comments welcome

Here we watch sculptor Johnny Woodford as he selects and cuts down specifically grown evergreen trees on his managed woodland for commercial sale. We then see Johnny delivering them to various locations ready to be dressed as festive trees for Christmas and catch sight of some of his carved wooden decorations.
http://about.me/johnnywoodford
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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