Silent Running (1972)

Trees have often taken a starring role in films and movies. Here are three of my favourite: a modern block buster, an animated masterpiece, and an underrated science fiction classic.Continue Reading

Sustainable forestry song

Trees are essential to life. Wood is the most sustainable material on Earth. Managing our forests properly means that we can have healthy forests and produce wood. It can be difficult to understand how cutting down a tree in a forest is sustainable. The most common questions I’m asked whenContinue Reading

I recently wrote about a short film that I’d made on behalf of the Sylva Foundation for the Forgotten Forests project, run by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). I have been asked whether I could provide the full transcript.  I am pleased to offer it below. Watch the film Britain’sContinue Reading

Earlier this month I discovered a warbler in full song, perched in a leafing ash tree.  I was unsure what species it was because although I’m not bad at the visual identification of birds, I’m not so good at identifying them by their song.  I thought it was a blackcapContinue Reading