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How to Use an Iron Horse

by WoodlandsTV ~ 19 October, 2017 ~ 17 comments

Here we see Iain setting up and using an Iron Horse to extract timber from the woodland. This system is ideally suited to a small-scale woodland - the Iron Horse has agility and strength but low ground pressure so does less damage to the woodland floor; it also enables manoeuvrability within a dense woodland and helps both with loading and unloading the timber stack - especially if you are working alone to clear timber. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Top Trees of Tortworth

by WoodlandsTV ~ 25 September, 2017 ~ 6 comments

Jacob Stow (@jakeofthewoods), Director of Tortworth Forest Centre at Tortworth Arboretum, takes us on a walk through this historically and culturally rich woodland, speaking with knowledge and passion about some of the `top trees` here, such as the Giant Sequoia, Monkey Puzzle, Sweet Chestnut, Japanese Maple and Western Red Cedar as well as a range of rare and unusual Oaks. Jake shares his enjoyment of discovering, mapping and learning more about these trees. The Arboretum was first designed and planted in the 19th century and Jake explains how its originator, the 3rd Earl of Ducie, acquired many unusual and exotic plants from around the world to impress with his knowledge of trees and his social status. Today the team is keen to restore the Arboretum - looking at original records, replenishing lost trees and using viable seeds from existing trees to continue the Arboretum into the future. http://tortwortharboretum.org . An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Buying a Wood: What is the Small Woodland Owners` Group (SWOG)?

by WoodlandsTV ~ 25 May, 2017 ~ 6 comments

Advice from the agents of Woodlands.co.uk and the Small Woodland Owners` Group (SWOG) about managing your woodland. For more information contact the agents direct via:
http://www.woodlands.co.uk/about-us/contact-us.php and SWOG http://www.swog.org.uk/

Industrial Hemp

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 May, 2017 ~ 65 comments

Nathaniel, Rhys and Yolanda share their passion for the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of growing, processing and using industrial hemp. Not to be confused with its `cousin` plant marijuana, licensed industrial hemp (in this case cannabis sativa) must be grown to contain a level of less than 0.2% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) - the psychoactive constituent of cannabis. This versatile plant only takes 4 months to mature and the whole plant can be used - roots, stems, leaves, buds and seeds for food, clothing and supplements eg the fibres for fabric and the seeds for oils. The seeds are high in protein and contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids eg health-promoting anti-oxidants and omega 3. The hemp we see here is produced on the South Downs but there are various varieties to suit different climates and soil conditions. http://www.vitalityhemp.com/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Artists Retreat in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 5 April, 2017 ~ 4 comments

The Forge offers volunteers and creative individuals a place to explore the outdoor arts sector. They organise events such as the "Just So" Festival, which takes families out of their day to day lives into enchanting places and stories. They believe in the power of a moment of wonder to open a families eyes to the magic in everyday life.

For more info please visit www.wildrumpus.org.uk

Deerstalking in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 23 January, 2017 ~ 16 comments

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

Skinning a Rabbit

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 November, 2016 ~ 15 comments

Michael White, passionate forager and wild food expert, shows us how to efficiently prepare and skin a rabbit he has caught himself. Michael also points out what to look for to ensure the animal is safe to eat, details the various cuts of meat and provides top tips on how best to cook rabbit - whilst all the while showing his obvious respect for this sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Making a Dugout Canoe

by WoodlandsTV ~ 12 October, 2016 ~ 19 comments

Artistic woodworker Arthur de Mowbray puts real heart into his craft as he shares his obvious skill and enthusiasm for designing and building a contemporary leisure boat from available timbers. He talks us through the making of `The Mighty Sparrow`, from a fourteen foot long poplar log. Arthur takes traditional boat-building methods and adapts them to suit the lighter, smaller poplar - whilst still using oak off-cuts for specific structural items. From cutting, carving, stretching and stabilising - to `wearing` the beautiful finished boat - Arthur `s respect for the wood and for his craft is clear. http://www.arthurdemowbray.co.uk/dugout-canoes.
Filmed at Bentley Woodfair http://www.bentley.org.uk/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

How to Fit a Woodburner in your Caravan

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 August, 2016 ~ 28 comments

Tom Smith explains how to fit a wood burner in your caravan safely.

Music by Tom Smith. Enquiries at [email protected]

Wood burner from JLW FABRICATIONS. Enquiries on 07955620997

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

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

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