Robert Penn signed book

December 2015


We are very pleased to announce some news!

The amazing author, tv dude and spokesperson for woodlands, Robert Penn, is donating a signed copy of his latest book for our goat fundraising project.

Everyone who donates at any time will be in with a chance of winning this fascinating signed book, we will choose the winner at random at the end.

Thank you Rob!…/the-man-who-made-…/9781846148422/

Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

Crowdfunding project

Goats for Sustainable Woodland Management

Restoring Tortworth Arboretum sustainably using goats as an alternative to chemicals and machinery

Funding successful

£940 raised