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Episode 20 - Trees as the Route to Happiness Whether its Walking or Wood Turning
This is the last programme in the series, and it features ways in which we get joy out of Trees. To this end Monica met wood-turner Liam Kirwan who takes great pleasure in making wooden objects from different types of trees. But first she took a walk with Kilkenny man and Coillte manager Mick Power to hear about Coillte's open forest policy
Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 19 - Community Engagement and Wellness in Woodlands with the Acorn Project
The Acorn Project is a community engagement project in Kilkenny which aims to build connection with nature through developing workshops that get people out into the woodlands, saving seeds, planting seeds and growing native trees.
Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 18 - Exploring Engineered Wood Products in a Visit to Smartply
OSB is an example of an engineered wood product. And what is OSB- Orientated Strand Board? Well, have a listen to find out. In this programme Monica meets Neil Foot, CEO of Smartply and Medite and David Murray who oversees Technical Affairs and Ireland's Sales at both companies.
Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 17 - Farm Forestry from an IFA Perspective
Andrew O'Carroll is Kilkenny's Representative on the National IFA Farm Forestry Committee and Monica meets him and Michael Somers, Forestry Advisor with Teagasc and regular contributor to this series, at Andrew's Sitka Spruce plantation in Ballygorteen, Paulstown to chat about all things forestry.
Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 16 - Recreation, Research & Conservation at John F Kennedy Arboretum
At the John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross Co Wexford there is a big collection of trees from all over the world. These trees are nice to look at and the arboretum is a beautiful place to visit but there is also research and conservation work being carried there too. The results of this work are proving to be particularly important given the weather changes we are experiencing due to global warming
Trees: From Seed to Sawdust - Episode 15 - Adding Value to Fallen Hardwoods at Lisnavagh House
This week Monica visits Lisnavagh House in Rathvilly Co Carlow to meet William Bunbury. He has come up with ways to add value to the hardwood trees that have fallen on their estate by establishing Bunbury Boards and Lisnavagh Timber Project.