Rites of Day – The day walk

Rites of Day – The day walk

Rites of Day: The Day WalkI set off, taking a route I believed to have less people. At the beginning of this journey I only saw one person approaching ahead. I paid them no heed and they veered off track and disappeared before we reached each other.I passed 2...
Trees of the week

Trees of the week

Verses for the days of the week. Based on the German originals by Johannes Hemleben. MondaySo speaks the silvery moon through the flowering Cherry. “Raise like the plant the lower to the upper. Purify your desires, ripen and put forth the fruits of...
A Thank You

A Thank You

Anyone in business knows it doesn’t come without its difficult days.So I breathed a sigh of relief when my eyes fell upon this yesterday.Here is the first piece in a range of furniture we are creating, all made from trees we have felled locally.Designed and handmade...
Sectional Dismantle of Sycamore

Sectional Dismantle of Sycamore

This week we removed an Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore) tree from a Church car park.We used a sectional dismantle method.Checo, Operations Manager, climbed the tree with rope and harness, removing thin, leaved branches initially with climbing saw and a hand saw called...
Spalting

Spalting

Checo, Operations Manager at Newcastle Tree Services and Jack, Founder at Turned Studios pictured milling and processing a huge Fagus sylvatica (Beech).We ended up with some huge milled planks which we will be making dining tables with, and 180 bowl blanks which Jack...
Origins of Name – Douglas Fir

Origins of Name – Douglas Fir

Steve Brown, Founder, standing next to a section of a Douglas Fir from Canada, displayed in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.This tree is named after the Scottish Botanist David Douglas who introduced it into cultivation in 1827. The tree was cut down...

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