OneOak exhibition underway

After a filthy wet first day at the Blenheim craft fair, spirits are up at the OneOak stand as the sun is shining today. Interest in the project has been good and it is has been interesting talking to the many people who grapple with the notion that felling a 160 year old can be…

OneOak film released

Our 30 minute OneOak film, which follows the tree at the felling in January to the sawmill in March 2010, is now available. It was filmed by a fantastic crew of volunteers (Charlie Beesley, Chris Baines, Bryn Walls, Sarah Simblet), generously supported by the University of Oxford’s Media Production Unit.  It was edited by Conrad…

New ‘Wood’ music composed

A second original piece of music, inspired by the OneOak project, is now available. ‘Wood’ is a personal response by musician and composer Faith Elliott to the work of her father, furniture designer Derek Elliott. A recent exhibition at which this piece was launched, included a display of boards from the OneOak tree. The music…

SYLVA at WOOD Festival

SYLVA would like to congratulate Truck, the organisers of the WOOD 2010 Festival, for yet another fantastic weekend filled with music, activities and talks – all in celebration of trees and wood. SYLVA’s Alistair Yeomans talked to an estimated 60 plus festival goers, firstly by revisiting the 10 oak trees that SYLVA planted at last years WOOD 2009…

myForest & Ancient Woodland Management

  There are many woodland interest initiatives and NGOs and we at the SYLVA Foundation value the variety and diversity of these initiatives. This said, we also feel strongly about avoiding duplication of information and actively look to link with strong research and woodland management guides and information. One such publication that has recently been…

Nature evolves at the OneOak site

Nature is repairing herself at the woodland where the OneOak tree was felled in January 2010.  Foresters at Blenheim Estate have also given nature a helping hand by leaving habitat piles.   Piles of branchwood have been left to provide homes for wildlife, for small mammals such as voles, and for insects and fungi that thrive…