Whispers from the Wood 6: Ep 6: If Trees Could Talk…

In this week's episode of our exclusive video series, James takes you to the Welsh/English border to hear the story of one of his ancient trees, The Oak at the Gate of the Dead. James also discusses how veteran trees extend their lives by reshape themselves over many years, a process called "retrenchment".

Ancient trees really do have stories to tell and we hope it will inspire you to go ancient tree hunting for yourself.

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Whispers from the Wood, Ep 5: Make Your Own Medicine

Lea makes her own cough syrup using wild medicinal plants, which is easy to make yourself. With just a few ingredients you can help keep coughs and cold at bay. Leas uses nettle, spruce and plantain mixed with brandy and honey.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

If you love watching this series, please share our Patreon link with others who you think might enjoy it so we can continue to provide these videos for you. Without our much-valued Patrons' support we can't make these videos happen.

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Thanks for watching – we hope this episode inspires you.

James & Lea

Whispers from the Wood, Ep 4: Animal Tracks & Signs

James is out walking in a conifer forest today and he's found some interesting clues to animal activity. This is a good opportunity to examine animal tracks & signs, as we uncover what has been feeding on the spruce cones. Also you can learn abut how to identify the Sitka Spruce tree, one of our most common forestry trees in the UK.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

If you love watching this series, please share our Patreon link with others who you think might enjoy it so we can continue to provide these videos for you. Without our much-valued Patrons' support we can't make these videos happen.

Woodland Classroom on Patreon:

Thanks for watching – we hope this episode inspires you.

James & Lea

How To Identify Field Maple in Summer

Learn how to confidently identify the Field Maple (Acer campestre) in the summer.
Seriously boost your tree identification skills with this video course. Presented by James Kendall, Lead Bushcraft Instructor & Social Forester at Woodland Classroom Ltd.

In summer, we have the leaves to rely on to make a positive ID, but I show you other signs to look out for so you can identify more key features, on your way to becoming a tree expert. You'll never look at a tree the same way again!

This video is just a preview of a FREE online Tree ID course that I have created. It's called KICKSTART YOUR TREE ID SKILLS. You can enrol right here:
It's totally FREE to sign up to this course.

Woodland Classroom host courses in North Wales including bushcraft, nature connection, wild food & foraging, mindfulness in nature and forest school To find out more about our work head to our website:

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How To Identify Ash in Summer

Learn how to confidently identify the Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in the summer.
Seriously boost your tree identification skills with this video course. Presented by James Kendall, Lead Bushcraft Instructor & Social Forester at Woodland Classroom Ltd.

In summer, we have the leaves to rely on to make a positive ID, but I show you other signs to look out for so you can identify more key features, on your way to becoming a tree expert. You'll never look at a tree the same way again!

This video is just a preview of a FREE online Tree ID course that I have created. It's called KICKSTART YOUR TREE ID SKILLS. You can enrol right here:
It's totally FREE to sign up to this course.

Woodland Classroom host courses in North Wales including bushcraft, nature connection, wild food & foraging, mindfulness in nature and forest school To find out more about our work head to our website:

Want to join our Tribe and get access to loads of exclusive content? Join us on Patreon:

#trees #onlinelearning #bushcraft