A new national monitoring project is being rolled out to help prevent the potential spread of a serious pest affecting spruce trees. Volunteers are sought who have spruce growing in woodland that they own or manage, and who are willing to host and collect samples by installing a spruce bark beetle trap.
We invite you to join us exploring what’s on offer at the Sylva Wood School in our next Open Day.
As we come to the end of 2023, we are delighted to report that Sylva Foundation has continued to flourish. In this impact report you will read how our vision of a society that cares for nature, while living with it in harmony, is evident in all the diverse areas of our charity. Fundamental to this are our key values, and in this, our third impact report, we are delighted to share how one of our values – innovation runs throughout our work at Sylva Foundation.
Over the next few months some exciting woodworking courses are taking place at Sylva Wood Centre that could be the perfect present for a loved one, or indeed for yourself!
The monthly community lunch at the Sylva Wood Centre is an excellent opportunity to bring together Wood Centre craftspeople, Wood School students and the Sylva team.
As part of our outreach work, we have been providing support to undergraduates on the Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Rural Property Management and Environmental Land Management degree courses, at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.
An innovative training course took place in collaboration with the Northwoods Innovation Programme last month to trial planned enhancements to the myForest Inventory system.
Sylva Foundation is proud to launch an innovative new project for myForest users called Forest Lab, in partnership with Forest Research. This exciting initiative uses the latest technology to advance knowledge exchange between landowners and scientists; the collection and sharing of data by volunteer ‘stewardship scientists’ aims to improve forest resilience, enhance forest biodiversity, and protect nature and the landscape.
The trustees of Sylva Foundation are pleased to release the formal report from the board for 2022-23 and the independent accounts produced by our financial auditors.
An innovative Woodworking and Gender Seminar was hosted by Sylva Foundation on October 13, 2023. More than 70 participants came together at the Sylva Wood Centre for a day of talks, workshops and discussions around gender equality in the woodworking industry. Initial feedback has focused on the seminar not just being a success in bringing…