OneOak clock

Derek Elliot, furniture maker at Out of the Wood by Elliot & Co. Ltd , has revealed that he will be making a OneOak clock. Derek said: Most clocks tell time as it passes. We often complain that we do not have enough of this substance ‘time’ and do not have the space to do…

Acorn Oakbot

Alongside the beautiful fine furniture and joinery being crafted from the timber of the OneOak tree, a piece of a equally impressive but very different kind is emerging from sculptor Thomas Humphrey. Dubbed the Acorn Oakbot the amazing piece was inspired by the Hasbro Transformers, specifically the character Optimus Prime, and signifies the connection between…

Mapping and management plans on myForest

Maps for management plans – developing the myForest woodland mapping system Following feedback from myForest users and the Forestry Commission England (FCE) we are working currently to develop myForest’s woodland mapping system to create the maps required for the FCE’s grant schemes. Richard Edwards from LC Energy has been working with Sylva to identify the requirements…

OneOak throne making part 2

Designer-maker Robert Ingham has shared with us more photos of his work in creating the OneOak throne chair. Talking about his work Robert said that it was a “Metamorphosis: the progression of an oak tree from Blenheim Palace to a quarter sawn board to the concept of a design and the incredible challenge to convert…

Rust Spotters Needed

Sylva has teamed up with the UK’s leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society, to launch the 2012 pear rust survey under our TreeWatch initiative. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with the Sylva Foundation to run a survey in the TreeWatch initiative to map the incidences of European pear rust across the country.…