A lot of fun chatting to John about all things Arb – the state of the industry, recruitment, tree equity and the wonderful webinars!
Sharon had a very enlightening chat with Tristan Gooley about his latest book, How To Read A Tree, of which, a description from the man himself, below.
In How to Read a Tree, you’ll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you’ll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot.
How to Read a Tree – A Sunday Times Bestseller – More info
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Listen to Sharon talking to Fallen & Felled founders Bruce Saunders and Patrick Welsh as they set about making beautiful items from London's fallen timber – to quote from their website:-
'We save city trees from the fire – milling them into boards and slowly seasoning them for over 12 months – to transform them into furniture-grade hardwood timber. We also source some popular English species – including oak and ash which are less common in the capital – from woodlands outside London.
Our timber is used by furniture makers, architects, designers and enthusiasts – all of them as excited as we are to make things with beautiful natural materials which reconnect people to where they live.'
Woodland Heritage is recognised as a unique initiative, which truly unites all tree people – a vehicle for wood users (and consumers) to “put something back” and contribute to the proper management of British Trees
Amanda Lewis is a big-tree tracker and an award-winning book editor. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she now divides her time between the internet and a small island in British Columbia, Canada. Tracking Giants is her first book. Visit her at amandalewis.org.