The Tree Lady, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby, talks all things trees, nature, forests, natural sciences and health and well-being to fascinating people from all walks of life.
James Kaechele studied at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has been connecting people with plants for the past ten years. As an ISA-certified arborist, Kaechele leads the NY Tree Trust, a citywide program dedicated to fostering public-private partnerships in urban forestry. Here he also talks to Sharon about managing New Yorks 650,000 trees, it's 8 million inhab...
A lot of fun chatting to John about all things Arb - the state of the industry, recruitment, tree equity and the wonderful webinars!
Sharon had a very enlightening chat with Tristan Gooley about his latest book, How To Read A Tree, of which, a description from the man himself, below.
In How to Read a Tree, you’ll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you’ll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot.
Listen to Sharon talking to Fallen & Felled founders Bruce Saunders and Patrick Welsh as they set about making beautiful items from London's fallen timber - to quote from their website:-
'We save city trees from the fire - milling them into boards and slowly seasoning them for over 12 months - to transform them into furniture-grade hardwood timber. We also source some popular English species - including oak a...
Woodland Heritage is recognised as a unique initiative, which truly unites all tree people – a vehicle for wood users (and consumers) to “put something back” and contribute to the proper management of British Trees
Amanda Lewis is a big-tree tracker and an award-winning book editor. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she now divides her time between the internet and a small island in British Columbia, Canada. Tracking Giants is her first book. Visit her at amandalewis.org.
Simply, Ted Green MVO, MBE is a veteran Tree Legend.
What the difference between roots from a London plane and a cherry? Why does this matter? Tree roots for each species are as diverse as the tree above ground. From the vibrant multi colours of Moras nigra, to the to the yellow-orange of Laburnm. Which roots really smell and what tree has felty roots? All this and more from two Arbs fascinated by tree roots.
Duncan Clark and family are early adopters of re-wilding their country estate. They are transforming and restoring the historic park land to benefit wildlife whilst being true to the heritage of the estate itself.
In this episode, Stephen talks about his role in the case of a landowner who felled 270 trees protected by a tree preservation order, resulting in a record fine, whilst he was working for Enfiled Council.
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Sharon is interviewing Peter Wohlleben again with his new books: The Power of Trees and Our Little Farm (co written with his with Miriam). The Power of Trees explores what is wrong with Forestry and how the power of trees can save us. Our Little Farm is an inspired, practical memoir of creating a sustainable small holding amongst the trees.
CALLED “A VERITABLE TREE WHISPERER” by the Wall Street Journal, Peter Wohlleben is known a...
In this episode Julian Forbes-Laird stresses the importance of arboriculturists knowing their fungi
Following Julian Forbes Lairds 'And Another Thing' Episode, in Series 2 (Episode 7 & 18), we gave people the right to reply and so here is Jon Heuch, Arboricultural Consultant, who took us up on the offer.
Don't forget if you'd like to have your say about this subject, just get in touch via the website!
Featuring Vanessa Keith, Principal of Studioteka in New York, who talks, amongst other things, about her book 2100: A Dystopian Utopia - The City After Climate Change, which is being made into a video game and is utterly inspiring and a very practical and clever way of engaging all age groups into delivering climate change reality through the education of gaming - check it out - due for release in March 2023 it's incredible!
James' notes from his biog at https://jamesaldred.com
'I got my first proper break with the BBC in 1998 when they sent me to film in the rainforest canopy of Borneo. Since then I’ve been lucky to film in dozens of different countries and to spend long periods working in most of the worlds tropical rainforests. I’ve been honoured to provide camerawork for many high profile productions along the way and had the pl...
From the Grown in Britain website:-
In the UK, we import £7.8bn of foreign timber each year, whilst neglecting the potential of our own forests and woodlands. Only China imports more wood than the UK.
Grown in Britain certification reduces unnecessary imports, by encouraging and supporting active and sustainable management of our own forests and woodlands.
Dougal Driver, CEO, talks to Sharon about the week and...
This years conference was held at Loughborough, and the podcast contains contributions from Jill Butler, Ted Green, Russell Horsey, Keith Sacre and more, in roving interview style by The Tree Lady, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby. See more about getting involved in the industry at the arboricultural association website
Also interviewed was Mark Brays, Oklahoma Forestry Service Officer, describes the Survivor Tree after the Oklah...
This weeks podcast features Jim Chambers from Tim Moya Associates talking to Sharon about the diseases that affect London Planes, including Neofusicoccum parvum, Inonotus hispidus, and massaria, to name but 3. Also available on the treeladytalks.co.uk website and here at youtube with photos describing what Jim has found out,
Matthew Wells is the Public Landscape Manager for the coastal City of Santa Monica in Southern California. Santa Monica strives to be a beacon of sustainable local government. Prior to this role, Matthew served as the Director of Tree Preservation for NYC Parks, an Arboricultural Officer for the London Borough of Camden, and a Tree Surgeon in his local English village. As a Chartered Forester with a master’s degree in Arboriculture...
This bitesize episode centres on the interview Sharon had with Cath Wright, in our Mental Health and Nature Special, and following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth , September 8th 2022.
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