THE FOREST COLLECTION
GREEN WOOD OBJECTS INSPIRED BY THE WOODLANDS OF NORTH WALES
WOODLANDS OF WALES
In the rugged, hard to access parts of north Wales we are blessed with a higher than average tree cover for the UK. Where we can clear woodland for agriculture on the little Island of Britain, we have in the most. Here in North Wales there are steep-sided valleys or places where the soil layer is too thin for farming and the woodlands and forests have been left be. Add to that, the Forestry Commission (now Natural Resources Wales) are letting deciduous native trees replace conifer plantations in many cases.
I use wind fallen fresh (green) hardwoods as well as coppice wood (trees that can be cut and come again). The search for the perfect wood for a project, often involving long walks into the wilder forests of Wales is as exciting as the making process.