Tree time arches over the short terms of prime ministers. It stretches beyond a family’s generation. And in terms of woodlands and forests, tree time spans centuries. Read More
Sense of Here
It has been a while since we posted on this blog … we’ve been a bit busy, and here’s an update to share what has evolved from The Long View. The fourth of the seven trees, the Under Helm Sycamore, has become the central point for a new project. After a long while planning, we’re… Read More
The Preston Elms
It was with heavy hearts that we took The Long View down from ONCA – what a lovely gallery, and a hugely positive response from people who came along to see the show. Thank you to everyone for your messages and comments. Of course while we were in Brighton, and to follow on from our… Read More
Inside the Outside : in the heart of trees
This tree draws your eyes up and up, and in its vast surround and towering crown is a play of shapes and the brightest of greens: it’s like being inside a kaleidoscope, breathing in the scent of loam and wood and fresh leaf, bathed in birdsong … meeting a venerable lime tree in the South Downs National Park, and getting to the heart of things. Read More
Look to the trees!
So delighted to celebrate Spring with the installation of one of the UK’s #TreeCharter legacy Tree Poles in Grizedale Forest. Carved with a poem, the pole is set beneath some of the forest’s tallest trees. Read More
Coming to Oxford and Brighton!
The Long View exhibition is touring to Oxford and Brighton – seven remarkably ordinary Cumbrian trees go on tour! Read More
Legacy Trees complete the treefolds
To complete the treefolds in Cumbria, this month saw the planting of Legacy Trees amid sunshine, laughter and poetry. Read More
Walking the watershed between two familiar trees.
After more than two years of walking to and from seven particular trees in Cumbria, it seems that whenever we venture out, our sense of place is always felt in relation to these trees. Invisible lines of connection across the land are ingrained into our mental maps – but it is more than intellectual: our… Read More
Planting Legacy Trees
Time to plant the Tree Charter legacy trees in Cumbria – come and join us at the treefolds. Read More
Finding trees in Newcastle
Ahead of the launch of The Long View in Newcastle we share a story about finding seven city trees, and bringing them into the exhibition. Read More
Winter dawn at the Little Asby Hawthorn
before the sun shows itself / the stillness seems stiller / it is the space between breaths / the lost space between dreaming and waking … dawn at the Little Asby Hawthorn Read More