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I was interviewed recently about work I am helping lead on the British Woodlands Survey with the Sylva Foundation— this year exploring adaptation to environmental change. The piece was featured this morning BBC Radio 4 Farming Today.
I had arranged to meet BBC journalist Ruth Sanderson at the University of Oxford’s Wytham Woods, perhaps one of the most studied woodlands in the UK, along with its Conservator Nigel Fisher. It was an ideal location to discuss environmental change and how woodland owners can respond, especially given the breadth of research underway in the woodland. I have supervised the work of two Oxford graduates in Wytham Woods; the first studied cord-forming fungi, and the current student is researching ash dieback.
You can listen to the programme again here.
If you own or manage a woodland, or work as a professional in the forestry sector, the Sylva Foundation and its partners are keen to hear your views about environmental change. Please do try to find the time (15-20 minutes) to complete the survey.
December 1, 2014
The New Sylva features in Top Books of the Year by the Mail on Sunday.
The New Sylva – A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Bloomsbury). An unparalleled understanding of our trees, updating John Evelyn’s 17th-century Sylva, the first comprehensive study.
October 26, 2014
I’m looking forward to being interviewed this morning by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. I will be talking about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation — the Oxfordshire-based charity I co-founded five years ago — and The New Sylva which was released in the US this week.
Will’s programme starts at 0900, and I will be on between 1000-1030.
You can listen to the programme on the BBC website for one week (listen from 1:08)
July 1, 2014
I recently joined Paul Gough and Gail Ritchie to discuss, with presenter Samira Ahmed, the meaning of trees and wood in war and peacetime for BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking.
Discussions ranged from Paul Nash’s paintings of blasted tree stumps in the first world war and the army’s amazing periscope trees, to today’s commemorative planting initiatives. James Taylor from the Imperial War Museum also shared some fascinating insights into the role of wood in the Great War.
The programme is broadcast today at 22:00 or you can catch up afterwards via the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking web page
May 8, 2011
I’m being interviewed on BBC Oxford this afternoon between 1315 and 1330. I will be talking about the Sylva Foundation’s latest initiative, TreeWatch, plus the OneOak exhibition currently open at Oxford Botanic Garden.
You can listen to the programme online (skip to 1 hour 16 minutes) for one week only.