Beginnings: transforming Irish conifer plantation to a continuous cover forest since 2008

A big part of my PhD work is documenting, making explicit, the decisions I have made in my forest-art-ecology-politics project and one leading arts-land educator has pointed out that its important to trace the origins of such projects, as they often begin well before a creative arts PhD is undertaken.

Second thinning helps create permanent, resilient forest in Co. Carlow, Ireland

You can see our previous marking and tree thinning from 2008-9 here I've been busy last week presenting an update at college (I will share this in my next post) of my long term art & ecology project which is really all about 'seeing the forest', to understand a practice of deep sustainability. However I…Read more Second thinning helps create permanent, resilient forest in Co. Carlow, Ireland

Lightfoot Iron and Trojan horses – doing the hard work in a forest

This post is a bit overdue but it was an important step in the recent thinning of our wood,   in the process of converting it to a mixed species, permanent forest. As we decided to remove about 30% of our 24yr trees in our woodland, this meant that from our 2.5 acres 250 trees werefelled!…Read more Lightfoot Iron and Trojan horses – doing the hard work in a forest