Trees, Technology, Art – Plans are afoot

The Long View has many strands. Our own reflections on the trees and the landscape that surrounds them are just one element, so before we do another blog about the Light Walk, we wanted to share our excitement about linking science, technology and trees. The technological world of interconnectivity is moving fast. While scientific investigations are… Read More

Drawn to the wild places: Walking with Natural England

We have been getting to know the Little Asby Hawthorn pretty well, visiting repeatedly, day and night, in winter, spring and summer. But what we really need to help us find out more about the land that the Hawthorn stands in, is an expert. In the space of a few hours with botanist Deborah Land… Read More

A new charter for trees

Back in 1217, two years after the Magna Carta was written, Henry III signed the Forest Charter. Since then, a lot has changed. Ancient woodland has disappeared at an alarming rate and, according to the Woodland Trust: “…society in the UK has never been more disconnected from its trees. Individuals are less likely to spend… Read More

Back from the Light Walk

Seven days in the fells, simply, walking. No roof but the sky, air always fresh, bodies engaged,  minds on the simple task of putting one foot in front of the other and the gentle but necessary concentration that comes with that – walking on uneven paths with a  heavy load requires a focused mind. When… Read More

The Colour Yellow

We’re very excited to report that we’re now in the thick of planning for the first colour transformation at the first and most westerly of the seven trees: the Wasdale Oak. We won’t be wrapping the tree. We won’t be painting it. The colour intervention involves the draping of over 100 metres of yellow cloth… Read More

Darkness Fell: Painting a tree with light

in secret untrod land of night hawthorn riding stonebone waves of an ancient sea spirits are starlight At the beginning of the project we knew that we wanted to visit the trees during all of the seasons to experience their landscape in different types of weathers. Feel what they have to endure through the annual… Read More