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Westonbirt at Work

Meet our woodland workers! At the heart of Silk Wood is an area of traditionally managed native woodland.

As well as our coppice workers, who maintain this woodland to produce timber and improve biodiversity, we’ll be welcoming the other craftspeople who form the community of skilled and passionate people making Westonbirt’s woodland some of the most vibrant in the west!

Meet the makers:

  • Charcoal

  • Hazel hurdles and fencing

  • Cleft oak products

  • Blacksmithing – axes and adzes

  • Chair making

  • Spoon carving

  • Roundhouse construction

  • Saw milling

  • …and much much more!

The festival also welcomes Julian Hight, author of World Tree Story, talking about the history and legends of the world’s ancient trees. You’ll find him in the story telling tepee next to the tree climbing activity every lunch time.

Kids go free at Treefest!

Last updated: 11th January 2017

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.