Tales from the Wild Wood

15th October 2012

Switch on to BBC 4 at 8.30 pm on Thursday night to watch Rob Penn explore the great Britsh love affair with trees in ‘Tales from the Wild Wood’.

A year ago, Rob took over the management of Strawberry Cottage Wood, 50 acres of abandoned broadleaf woodland at the entrance to Llanthony Valley, in the beautiful Black Mountains, south east Wales. In each episode of this six part series Rob, through the day to day management of the woods, explores the issues affecting British woodlands today: is man good for woods? Can woodlands pay? How do we value them in non-economic ways? Will our woods survive the future? He also examines our own historical relationship with woods using fascinating archives to recall the time when they employed thousands of people and provided the backbone for self-sustaining rural industries.

Follow this link to watch on iplayer and find out more.

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