Part of the Future of Crops lecture series delivered at the Oxford Botanic Gardens.
Trees, woodlands and their product, wood, surround our lives. In Britain today, people that access or connect with woodlands do so through a society that cherishes the beauty of the treescape and the wildlife it supports. A new dawn is breaking for forestry. Can we manage forests for carbon, grow fibre for wood heat and energy, and adapt to climate change, while continuing to meet existing objectives from UK forests? The forestry sector needs to engage with society. The Sylva Foundation's OneOak project aims to do this through science and art, focussing on the full life story of one oak tree.