Meet the team

Max Adams – Consultancy Director

Max was a professional archaeologist before taking up careers as a woodsman, traveller and writer.  His biographies of Admiral Collingwood and John Martin were followed by critically-acclaimed works on the Dark Ages (The King in the North, In the Land of Giants and Ælfred’s Britain).  His Wisdom of Trees (2014), Little Book of Planting Trees (2019) and Trees of Life (2019) are all celebrations of humans’ rich relations with trees and woods.  He owns and manages an 8-acre plantation of native broadleaves in County Durham, and is an active campaigner for the planting and study of trees and woodlands.  He is now setting up a project to plant 15 acres of native trees near where he lives. He sees the human partnership with landscape and nature as a key to our futures.

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Stuart Davies – Relationships Director

Stuart is a sculptor and woodcarver and lives in Brighton. He also works with special needs children at a local primary school. Wood carving has drawn Stuart to trees and woods or perhaps the other way round. He has taught wood carving at London Guildhall University, West Dean College and the Weald and Downland Museum. He has done forest schools with primary school children. Stuart worked on Green Man and Woman carving projects as part of the Brighton Festival and in the Wilderness Wood Sussex. Stuart enjoys carving in public and letting people have a go at the carving themselves.

Jonathan Culling – Digital Director

Jonathan is a user experience designer and researcher based in Ealing, London. He has worked in digital for over twenty years, creating websites and mobile apps for clients including Transport for London, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS, IKEA, Disney and British Airways. He has been a trustee and treasurer of local charities in Ealing. A member of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, Jonathan cares deeply about the environment and would love to use his skills and experience to secure a better future for the planet.

Our branch managers

Middlesex – Steve Benaim
Sussex – Poppy Manley