Sir Martin Wood

I am greatly saddened by the death of my friend, colleague, and patron, Sir Martin Wood aged 94 years. Sir Martin Wood FRS was a visionary engineer, passionate conservationist, and a prolific philanthropist, who had an incalculable influence on my professional and personal life. I first met Martin when, freshContinue Reading

The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy has been launched as a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, inviting people from across the United Kingdom to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.Continue Reading

one million reads

I realise this won’t mean much to others, but it means a lot to me … the number of reads of my blog has now passed one million reads.Continue Reading

Peter Savill. Photo by Gabriel Hemery

At the end of last month, my lifetime professional colleague and friend Dr Peter Savill sadly passed away. I had the great privilege of collaborating widely with Peter from the very beginning of my career in forestry. He was a true gentleman, humble and generous in equal measure, and will be sadly missed.Continue Reading

SWOG Newsletter Dec2017

The Small Woodland Owners’ Group — or SWOG — has released its December newsletter. If you are already a woodland owner, or looking to buy your own small woodland, I recommend you take a look at what this group offers. The group is sponsored by the company Woodlands.co.uk, so it’s ableContinue Reading