The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

This is an update of a post I wrote on 20 August 2013. Found abandoned on the floor of Hollywood last weekend, two works of art... __________________________ Update Summer 2016: Fellow 9 Stone Artist Annabel Konig has developed a moving project about nests as a symbol for our many ideas about 'home'. The work of…Read more The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

This is an update of a post I wrote on 20 August 2013. Found abandoned on the floor of Hollywood last weekend, two works of art... __________________________ Update Summer 2016: Fellow 9 Stone Artist Annabel Konig has developed a moving project about nests as a symbol for our many ideas about 'home'. The work of…Read more The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

Launching Greens Continuous Cover Forest policy at Irish Forestry Show, May 2013

Main points of the Irish Green Party Forestry policy (2013-16): To promote a graduated adoption to Close to Nature-Continuous Cover permanent forestry silvicultural systems and management (without clear felling), thus (i) ultimately creating permanent biodiverse forests containing trees of all ages, (ii) providing a more sustainable flow of products once the system is in place…Read more Launching Greens Continuous Cover Forest policy at Irish Forestry Show, May 2013

What does he plant who plants a tree? asks Jeremy Irons, we need permanent, non clearfell forests in Ireland

I'm just putting this post together to record what happened at Avondale a few weeks ago that has helped grow the public opposition about the proposed sale of Ireland's public forests. It was incredible to be part of roughly 4000 people, to turn up at Avondale, Co. Wicklow to take part in a public walk…Read more What does he plant who plants a tree? asks Jeremy Irons, we need permanent, non clearfell forests in Ireland

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.

First International Forest Day: social media and films show how 7 billion of us tied to health of our forests

Today is the first international day to globally celebrate our worlds forests. While we are all aware of the need to attend to our forests urgently, today is about the stories we create about our forests, the values we hold dear. The UN has since the International Year of the Forest in 2011 been reaching out to people across the world to ask them to show and tell us all about the forests that support their local environments.