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.
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Join the Wilderness Wood Team at their Christmas tree plantation in East Sussex. They explain how they planted and cared for their 5,000 Christmas trees so they will be ready for the festive season.
Here medical herbalist Julia Behrens shares with us her expert knowledge of the medicinal properties of certain trees. Whilst walking in woodland, Julia tells us how she draws both on traditional medical beliefs and modern scientific research to help heal patients using specific parts of trees such as lime flowers, oak bark and hawthorn berries. Julia also speaks about how plant utilisation and conservation need to co-exist.
Peter Brown takes his agricultural saw - driven by steam engine - a showman`s living van and water bowser to work at Westonbirt`s `Treefest`, picking up water from brooks and streams as they go. Here he tells us how the business has run in his family for generations - from his grandfather, to his father and now to Peter and his son. The 1920 steam saw cuts timber via a system of levers and pulley wheels, all powered by the 1897 engine.
http://woodlands.co.uk Forest management / wood management. A video clip about managing woodlands. Woodland owner Mike Pepler describes how wood can be a sustainable source of fuel without damaging the wildlife or decreasing biodiversity. He talks about felling in the Winter and splitting, stacking and storing wood, and how much hardwood and softwood you can sustainably grow.
Cabinet maker Jeff explains why the log is milled in a particular way to produce the wood he requires.
When a 10 ton plane tree is felled in London it's easier and cheaper to mill the wood on site rather than try moving it. This film shows the assembly described by cabinetmaker, Jeff Segal.
When a 200 year old London plane tree is felled, it's race against time to save the valuable wood from the chipper.
An area of tangled wood grew from an event some 50 years ago. Julian explains how it affected part of his wood.
How to recognise the attractive field maple, often confused with the hawthorn. It grows most commonly in the south of England on chalky soils