Towards a deep recipe for acorn bread “Latest in our Dark Kitchen series, looking at food and foraging in a time of fall. Robert Alcock heads into the oak groves in northern Spain to garner one of the ancestral wild staples of Europe and America, the acorn. Now almost forgotten as a food, he discussesContinue reading “Hearts of Oak”
Part 5 of the “Wood For The Trees” series in which Tom Barnes of Vastern Timber explores the future of British forests. Tom talks to Gabriel Hemery – forest scientist, author and co-founder of the Sylva Centre – about the connections between trees and people.
Get comfy and treat yourself with this wonderful talk between James Canton and James Murray-White. In addition to sharing his great knowledge of oaks & tree culture, as well as our human history entwined with this tree, James Canton talked on rewilding, wild writing, prehistoric journeys and more! And the attendees donated over £150 whichContinue reading “James Canton – The Oak Papers”
Oak trees are highly diverse and widespread, and they are keystone species in the forests they inhabit. Advances in genomics have allowed researchers to reconstruct the evolutionary history of oaks. The findings will have implications for managing oaks to ensure their survival as the planet warms. If you were dropped into virtually any region of North AmericaContinue reading “How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere”
I heard about a truly ancient oak last weekend, in one of the South cambs villages i grew up in, and went to meet it. There’s been some arson, and nails banged in, as well as symbols, & the name ‘big alex’, and litter….but signs of care and community effort to protect. A couple ofContinue reading “A Truly Ancient Oak”