Blog & Tree Lady Talks Podcast

Naomi Zurcher – Beetle Busting and beyond…..Soundbite

Naomi says, in her biog:-

I studied Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Design, but nothing fit until my first hike in the Catskills (NY) Forever Wild forest. My tree journey led me to the developing world of Urban Forestry studies and a relationship with Federal and State Urban Foresters, enabling me to 

   • co-author the Federal ReLeaf U&CF program for NY State; implement /chair the program in NYC;

   • author Recommendations for an Urban Forest Management Plan;

   • coordinate international and local educational conferences, seminars and workshops for 

      professionals and concerned citizens;

   • develop/ initiate informed stewardship/ citizen science opportunities for concerned NY 

      residents, e.g. the Asian Longhorned Beetle NYC Public Outreach program (Federally-funded).

So You Think You Know About Carbon Offsetting? Soundbite

For the past 22 years, as Director of Business Development, Joh Stulen's Innovatek team has delivered business improvement services through WoodWORKS and Forest Industry Engineering Association. FIEA is the leading provider of technology transfer to forest and wood products sectors in Australasia.  The group has developed over 200 international forest and wood technology conferences in New Zealand, Australia and North America.

Sean Weaver is founder and CEO of Ekos – an environmental financing consulting business focusing on indigenous forest carbon projects and zero carbon certification for organisations and products. He is an international expert in indigenous forest carbon, carbon markets and market-based mechanisms for environmental and climate financing. He is a forest carbon consultant to national and local governments (NZ and the Pacific Islands), multilateral banks (World Bank, African Development Bank), international agencies (UNDP, SPREP) small medium and large businesses/corporations. A former senior lecturer in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He has a PhD in Forestry, and is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The Barn Club Soundbite

Barn Club is an inspiring tale of craft, nature, landscape and community.

 When life-long craftsman Robert Somerville moved to Hertfordshire from Devon, he discovered an unexpected landscape rich with wildlife and particularly elm trees. Nestled within London’s commuter belt, the wooded rolling hills inspired Robert, a lifelong woodworker, to revive the ancient tradition of hand-raising barns.

 Barn Club follows the building of Carley Barn, over the course of one year. Volunteers from all walks of life joined Robert’s barn club, inspired to learn this ancient skill of building by hand, at its own quiet pace and in the company of others.

Conkers Not Concrete – Saving the Horse Chestnut Tree at River Lawn – Soundbite

This is the story of how a much loved Horse Chestnut tree was saved from felling thanks to the passion of the community (Keep River Lawn Green), the open mindedness of the developer (Assura), the application of science and arboricultural practice  (Sharon Hosegood Associates) and the care of the Builder (Jenner).  Local children got involved and made this a real celebration.

Result? Where there's a will, there's a way.

Listen to Johnathan Webb and Claire Rick from Assura, and Mark Hood, tree activist and green councillor at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and local children in this soundbite from this week's episode, out on the 26th February.