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.
innovating is one of Sylva Foundation’s core values
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.
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.
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…
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
The results of our Gender Equality Survey Launched are launched today at our seminar: Woodworking and Gender: What’s the Story? Over 70 participants will be attending our Woodworking and Gender Seminar today at the Sylva Wood Centre, where our important online survey will be officially launched by CEO Dr Gabriel Hemery. Providing foundational research for both…
Sylva Foundation is one of a number of organisations that have been working closely with government to support innovation and action promoting tree health. Earlier this week, our CEO Dr Gabriel Hemery spoke at a government stakeholder event about one of these innovations, Forest Lab. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has…
Landowners and managers across England are invited to apply for an innovative package of fully-funded advice, providing vital information to support them in taking the next steps in managing existing woodland and/or creating new wooded areas.
Sylva Foundation’s views on sourcing and using home-grown wood products. Using more wood products sourced from UK forests will stimulate our economy while improving the environmental condition of more woodlands, reducing wood-miles (carbon footprint of importing timber), and help reconnect people with the benefits of a working countryside.