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Green Wood Workshop – Talks, Demonstrations and External Courses

Workshops at Wowo – Living Willow Seats Course 9 Mar 2019
Gatton Park – Willow Garden Structures Course 24 Mar 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council – Living Willow Dome and Tunnels 15 Mar 2019
Workshops at Wowo – Willow Garden Structures Course 13 Apr 2019
Halstead Horticultural Society – Willow Garden Structures Talk & Demo 25 Apr 2019
Living Land – Green Woodwork Demo 2 May 2019
Heathfield Agricultural Show – Pole Lathe & Basketry Demo & Sales 25 May 2019
Woking Palace – Basketry Demo & Sales 13/14 Jul 2019
Arundel Castle Joust – Medieval Basketry Demo & Sales 23-28 Jul 2019
Biddenden Tractorfest – Basketry Demo & Sales 17/18 Aug 2019
Edenbridge and Oxted Show – Basketry Demo & Sales 25/26 Aug 2019
Belmont Woodfest and Country Fair  – Green Wood Demo & Sales – 7/8 Sep 2019
Countryside Live – Willow Workshops 25/26 Sep 2019


About Us

John has been involved with the environment, ecology, woodland management and conservation since 1990. He originally volunteered with various conservation groups and was employed at Bore Place as a Conservation Officer to manage the 60 acres of woodlands and run the Green Wood Workshop.

He is a fully qualified tree surgeon and coppice worker and makes a range of woodcraft products. He set up his own business in 2000 and now runs courses and offers woodland advice and tree surgery cross Kent, Sussex, Surrey and into South London. Please contact us for more information.

His particular areas of expertise include:

– Woodland management and conservation
– Making small woodlands work economically
– Coppicing and tree felling
– Hedgelaying
– Tree Surgery
– Hurdles
– Continuous weave fencing
– Living willow structures
– Baskets
– Willow work
– Willow husbandry
– Garden Products
– Chairs and Furniture
– Pole Lathe Turning and Green wood in all its forms.

Green Wood Workshop

What is Green Wood?

Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood. To work it requires a set of simple techniques based on an understanding of how wood reacts – both to the tools, and to the drying and shrinking processes. Because it is green, the wood is soft and easy to work with hand tools, and because of this, green woodwork creates little waste, and can utilise small trees and logs. It is therefore green in all senses of the word – especially here at the Green Wood Workshop as at Bore Place the trees are felled as part of ongoing woodland restoration and sustainable management. Our courses and volunteer days are about learning woodcraft and helping with the conservation of Bore Place.

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