This is the page for our talk at the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival on Sunday 17 October 2021.
About this talk
Woods for the Trees would like to present a broad vision for a new Wood Age (the subject of Max Adams’s new book, to be published in 2022).
In this vision, we see local solutions to both climate change and the human/nature disconnect in a new ‘social ecology’, a nexus that runs from the invertebrates in a woodland soil all the way to new wood engineering technologies in hi-rise city blocks and the creation of sustaining, nourishing environments.
In this vision humans are not merely conservators but local active ecological partners in placing wood and trees back at the heart of the human cultural endeavour.
By using the example of Cowan Court at Churchill College, Cambridge, audiences can relate to a local example and see the outcome, if the trees for it were planted locally.
We are planning a series of in-depth webinars to help you create and manage new woodlands