nurturing a wood culture, growing a future

OneOak timber in the hands of Makers

A major milestone was reached in the OneOak project yesterday. The timber was removed from the drying kiln at Deep in Wood sawmill, and the Makers came to collect their boards. Makers present included Philip Koomen, Derek Elliot, Robert Ingham, Philip Clayden, Simon Clements, Martin Damen, Terry Hardaker, Pathway Workshop, and students from Rycotewood Furniture…

Sylva Christmas Card

We are delighted to offer our first Christmas Card: OneOak tree on a Winter’s night. The image used is a stunning photographic portrait of the OneOak tree taken by Sam Scott-Hunter in 2009. The image captures perfectly the snow-clad woodland scene as the sun set on a cold December afternoon. Sam used a long exposure…

Annual Review 2010-11 published

We have published online our Annual Review for 2010-11; our second operating year. Highlights of the year included national media interest in our work, exhibitions for our OneOak project, and several research publications including two on the outcomes of the T10Q project. We launched three new initiatives: Sylva Scholarship TreeWatch myForest service The Review is…

OneOak kilning underway

Some of the timber from the OneOak tree has been placed in a drying kiln at Deep in Wood sawmill. The boards have been air-drying since being sawn in February 2010 (read more).  We have waited patiently for over a year and a half for the moisture in the sawn boards to reduce naturally; down…

Forestry Regulation Task Force Report released

  The Forestry Regulation Task Force has today, 27 October 2011, delivered its final report and recommendations to Government. The report, ‘Challenging Assumptions, Changing Perceptions’, challenges Government to look at the way the Forestry sector is regulated and is the culmination of 9 months’ work gathering information, engaging with and seeking views from the forestry…