Videos from the woodlands
Loading Round Timber with a Hand Winch
In this video David Alty shows us how to load round timber without a forklift or heavy machinery, using only a hand winch. David talks us through the whole process, from how to position the trailer, logs and winches to how to then load these onto the trailer. A film for woodlandsTV
Return of The Red Squirrel
In this video WoodlandsTV sees the return of the Red Squirrel. We meet Becky Priestley from rewilding charity Trees For Life and follow the team as they trap the squirrels, check they are healthy and then take them up to Northern Scotland to be reintroduced. This is just one of the amazing rewilding project runs by Trees for Life, visit their website for more information. A film for Woodlands.co.uk by Roland Arnison
How To Sharpen A Knife
Here WoodlandsTV visits Anette Stickler, the campfire skills instructor. She shows us how to safely sharpen a knife using different grit whetstones. This film was made for WoodlandsTV in association with Dulwich Studios. With thanks to Anette Stickler
How to Make an Elder Pencil
Here WoodlandsTV follows Danny from We be Kids who shows us how to make pencils using two of the UK's native trees, Elder and Willow. Danny will show you how to make charcoal safely and easily. An excellent activity to get you all outdoors. A film for woodlands.co.uk by We be kids To find out more about We Be Kids do visit www.webekids.net
How to Make Winter Lanterns
In this film WoodlandsTV and We be Kids show you how to make winter lanterns from foraged willow, leaves, PVA, twine and tissue paper. A very easy activity to do inside or outside in the woods this winter, follow these simple steps and enjoy your candle lit evenings. A film for woodlandsTV by We Be Kids https://www.webekids.net/
How to Make an Autumn Leaf Wreath
Annie is a nature artist who, through We Be Kids helps children and families connect with nature and boost their wellbeing. In this film she will show you how to make an autumn leaf wreath from your foraged leaves. A great activity to do with all the family, these wreaths will give your house a natural and christmassy feel! A film for woodlandsTV by We Be Kids If you want more outdoor activities to boost you and your families wellbeing go to https://www.webekids.net or check out there youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEx...
Owning a Woodland: Sharing health.
Another film in our woodland ownership series! Does it make you feel better to have spent time in the woods? As a woodland owner, Pam at Higher Druid Wood in Devon noticed the positive changes in herself from spending time working and being on the land, feeling stronger and healthier both mentally and physically. So she decided to invite the local community to come and join her, so they could feel better, too. From forest schools to women's groups, sharing health, sharing skills, and shared experiences by sharing land – this is a film about nurturing good health and offering that experience to others in a way that helps create a ripple effect of benefits into the wider world. Thanks to Pam Macdonald at Higher Druid Wood. A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo: www.jemmacholawo.com
How To Make An Autumn Leaf Bowl
Annie is a nature artist who, through We Be Kids helps children and families connect with nature and boost their wellbeing. In this film she will show you how to make a leaf bowl from your foraged leaves. When dry, the leaf bowl is sure to bring some nature goodness into your home to use as a fruit bowl or to store your other nature finds in. A film for woodlandsTV by WeBeKids https://www.webekids.net
Growing a Woodland: Hazel for Coppice and Nuts
Pam at Higher Druid Wood is growing several different blocks of hazel for various purposes, including coppicing for making hurdles and other useful structures, and using the nuts for making hazelnut oil and other edibles. We learn about the difference between cobnuts and filberts, and how coppicing benefits the landscape. Thanks to Pam Macdonald at Higher Druid Wood. Film by Jemma Cholawo: www.jemmacholawo.com
Growing a Woodland: Tree Nursery
Back at Higher Druid Wood, Pam shows us round the community tree nursery, explaining why growing from local seed is better than shipping from commercial tree nurseries located elsewhere, and the different types of trees that will go on to be planted in the new woodland on her land, and wherever the trees are needed around the nearby town of Ashburton.