The little wood that could -Hollywood had been chosen as one of the representative forest sites in Ireland to be assessed for the COFORD (Council for Forest Research and Development, Ireland) project on new Low Impact Silvicultural Systems (LISS)
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.
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
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