nurturing a wood culture, growing a future

myForest updated with new FC England template

The Forestry Commission (FC) England has recently updated their management planning template and the associated guidance document. The template is the recommended format for FC England’s Woodland Planning Grant. The new planning layout and information fields have now been incorporated into the myForest management planning template. There are now a number of additional information fields…

Forgotten Forests film

Sylva has produced a short film for the Forgotten Forests project run by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entitled Britain’s forgotten forests, our film explains that many of the forests in Britain are moribund and suggests that  people are increasingly disconnected from them.  Written and presented by our CEO Gabriel Hemery, the film seeks to challenge…

myForest Wales launched today

Today myForest Wales is being launched at the Royal Welsh Show. myForest Wales will be delivered by Sylva in partnership with ConFor, with part-funding from Forestry Commission Wales.  It is also supported by Coed Cymru, the woodland management charity in Wales. The forestry sector employs more than 16,000 people in Wales and puts £1.7 billion…

OneOak tree planting timelapse

We have published a timelapse film of the tree planting activities undertaken earlier this year in our OneOak project.  The pictures were taken over four months in the Blenheim woodland and start with the unveiling of the OneOak sculpture plus the first trees being planted on January 31st.  Also captured are the visits by 250…

OneOak interviews on BBC Radio

Wesley Smith of BBC Radio Oxford visited the OneOak exhibition at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden (OBG) earlier this week.  He enjoyed looking around the exhibits and talking with our CEO Gabriel Hemery and volunteer curator Jane King.  He also spoke with Emma Williams from OBG. You can listen to the programme this Sunday…