At the January Furniture Show, Joe Bray, Head of Sylva Wood School, gave a talk about ‘Working with home-grown timber’.
advocating is one of Sylva Foundation’s core values
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.
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.
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.
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…
We have been proud to support an important research exercise horizon scanning issues that are likely to affect forest management in the UK within the next 50 years.
Following the launch of the government-funded PIES project last year, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the project thanks to additional funding provided by Fores
Data from our recent survey confirms significant inequality in Britain’s woodworking industry. The report will be launched at the opening of Woodworking and Gender: What the Story? seminar on Friday 13th October 2023
We are delighted to publish a full report of the amazing 2022 Summer School run in partnership with the V&A Museum. In September 2022, the third annual Sylva Wood Summer School took place in collaboration with the V&A Museum, and specifically the Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures programme to create ‘Field Notes.’ This exciting collaboration…