The Sylva foundation is an environmental charity that works across England focussing on science, education, forestry and wood. Here Gabriel Hemery shows us around the foundations exciting project Future Forest.
This future forest is created by the people, as donors and friends of the forest chose their plot and their trees within it resulting in a fascinating mix of species. Learn more about all the Sylva Foundation does by visiting their website. https://sylva.org.uk/forestfriend
With many thanks to The Sylva Foundation and Gabriel Hemery
A Sava Films film
Nicolas Cherniavsky is a woodland cellist. Listen to him play and describe how playing in the woodlands is unlike performing in any other space, how important silence is and how the music reflects the characteristics of the wood.
With thanks to Nicolas Cherniavsky.
Made by Sava films
This classic cataclysmic climate change animation from “Invisible Bonfires” exploring the apocalyptic Evolution of the Carbon Weevil.
An animation by Tim Britton
The Foragers head into the woods and experiment with some Chinese cooking techniques to bring out the tender, tasty best in two notoriously difficult ingredients. The twist? No Chinese spices or seasonings were used - all British, all wild.
To learn more about The Foragers and their foraging experiences go to their website https://the-foragers.com/
Here at The Royal Bath & West Show, experts Clive Bethell and Paul Gulliford of the Wrington and Burrington Hedge Laying Society talk us through their demonstration of the particular `North Somerset` style. They show us the traditional techniques and tools used to create a living, stock-proof hedge that is sensitive to the natural surroundings. We see a display of miniature living hedges representing styles from around the country and witness Clive and Paul`s obvious pride in their particular tradition and society. https://en-gb.facebook.com/wringtonandburringtonhedgingsociety/ http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/ http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show
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Veteran tree expert and enthusiast, Jim Mullholland, walks through the 19th century Torthworth Arboretum describing some of the examples of wood-decay fungi he finds there, including `Chicken of the Woods` (Laetiporus sulphureus) and `Beefsteak Fungus` (Fistulina hepatica). Jim explains how a wood-decay fungus is classified in various different ways depending on the type of decay it causes - such as the crumbly, cubicle brown rot or the more spongy white rot that breaks down the lignin in the wood. He tells us how a fungus does not necessarily lead to the destruction of the tree; that fruiting bodies of certain fungi can be extremely useful for wildlife; and recommends a limit to the size and number of wounds on a tree so that it is less likely for decay to set in. http://tortwortharboretum.org ; http://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/ . An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Here the Foragers find a mushroom known as 'chicken of the woods' and transform it into a vegan feast.
To find out more about the Foragers visit their channel or website
A closer look at the UK's largest Beetle, the Stag Beetle. This film looks at the importance of appreciating these impressive creatures and what woodland owners can do to encourage stag beetles into their woods.
A film by Tom Hartwell
With thanks to Wimbledon Common
Former firefighter and instructor and experienced NHS Resuscitation Officer and trainer, Andy Sullivan, shares the first aid skills vital to effectively manage various wounds that are bleeding. Andy considers the potential sources of injury when out in the woodlands and stresses the importance of personal safety when treating a patient. He explains the key steps to follow, depending on the level of injury, and demonstrates how to apply specific sterile dressings and trauma bandages to support the patient before the arrival of the emergency services. http://www.elst.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Here Andy Sullivan, former firefighter and NHS Resuscitation Officer, talks us through the essentials of an outdoor first aid kit - from protective gloves to tick removers to trauma bandages, Andy reminds us of the key items to have prepared and with you when working in the woodlands or enjoying outdoor activities. http://www.elst.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv