nurturing a wood culture, growing a future

Sylva at the Wood Festival

Sylva plants ‘message’ trees at Wood Festival – May 2009 Our Director of Forestry, Alistair Yeomans, gave a tree talk and then, with the help of the festival goers who braved the rain, planted 10 special ‘message trees’ to celebrate Oxfordshire’s woodlands.  The Wood Festival was held at Braziers Park for the second year running. …

ICF 2009 Conference proceedings published

The Conference Proceedings written and compiled by Sylva have now been published are available on our think-tank website. Click on the image. Hemery, G. E. (2009) Timber, mutton or fuel? Debating the economics of land use and forestry. Institute of Chartered Foresters, National Conference 22-23 April 2009, Cardiff. pp. 37.

Forestry and the land use debate

Sylva staff enjoyed attending the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ national conference in Cardiff last week on the topic of land use and forestry. Sylva CEO Gabriel Hemery gave a presentation to the 130 delegates on Future-proof woodland design and management, questioning recent ‘blind-alley’ policies and ‘lowest common denominators’ in decision making.  He offered ‘nativeness’ as…