Woodland events

A rewarding day for school children. Glad to be invited back at Withnell Fold School, Iris used the red squirrel as the theme for this day in the school's Eco Week. She told the whole school the story of how Sam looked for a tree to build his new drey or home in. In the woodland the oldest children used pine branches to make dreys and lined them with leaves and mosses that they could find, so that Sam would have a snug home. Children from years 1 & 2 created woodland animal finger puppets and used them to tell their woodland stories. The youngest children used beautiful colours to paint on leaves, and the year 3 & 4 children used the computer to find interesting facts about red and grey squirrels.

Secrets and senses

Harnessing the power of trees to help you relax, get back in touch with nature and improve your well being. Let me share a woodland and their trees with you and I'll show you how.

Participants using leaves to create tree art during a Secrets and senses session at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
Participants using leaves to create tree art during a Secrets and senses session at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

Upland wood pastures

Wood pastures are gorgeous but complex habitats. We can help you let your wood pasture work for you in a sustainable way.

But... upland wood pastures are not easy to recognise. Woodland Inspirations with its partners have developed a method to do this, but it needs further testing. So if you live in the uplands and have a wood pasture, we'll need your help.

Geltsdale in Cumbria is the best example I've found so far of an upland wood pasture. It particularly shows the association of alder and rowan very well as it has all stages of 'air' or 'bird' tree development.

Geltsdale's wood pasture - Cumbria's Ancient Tree Forum meeting filmed by Damon Peacock

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Birch canopy in Spring

Get in touch

Thank you for browsing my website. If you are involved with trees, want to book a session or want to know more about wood pastures or my projects, I would love to talk with you. I'll aim to answer your e-mail within 48 hours. Please contact me on:

Tel: 01768 881775

iris@woodlandinspirations.eu