Michael White is an experienced forager and wild food expert. Here he shares his ferreting expertise - talking us through how best to care for the ferrets, signs to look for when sourcing the rabbits` bury (or burrow), the ideal time of year to go ferreting, permissions and equipment required - mindful of the ethics as well as the benefits of this field sport. A passionate advocate of `nose to tail` eating - he shows a respect for the rabbit as a sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Mike and Tracy Pepler organised this volunteer project to build a bridge that would be strong enough for a car to drive over. The bridge was built of timbers from the woodland itself and the volunteers were from the EWB UK unit at Imperial College in London.
Mike Pepler demonstrates how to move firewood using a trailer bike. His bicycle has some battery power which helps with hills and he can carry 50kg of logs from his woodland using this trailer and bike.
www.woodlands.co.uk Want to make charcoal? What is a charcoal burner? Where does barbecue charcoal come from? Woodlands TV visit a charcoal burn using a ring kiln. They look at the sources of wood, moving the chimneys, what happens inside a charcoal burner, and grading the charcoal. An atmospheric film with lots of smoke and steam in a woodland setting. www.woodlands.co.uk
An upside down fire offers several advantages in a woodland setting which survival expert Sean Collins demonstrates. He also offers tips on using a fire steel and answers that perennial problem - why does the smoke always seem to blow towards me?
Clematis Vitalba can be good indicator of chalky soil - last in the series. http://woodlands.co.uk
Wood makes a great fuel for heating your house as it's sustainable. Professor Julian Evans shows us his log pile and talks about the species of wood which burn well.
Julian Evans returns to the screen again this time to explain the edge effect on woodland tracks.
Many people wonder why you should buy a woodland so we asked some of the members of the Small Woodlands Owner Group why they bought their woods.