The need to expand and better safeguard our treescapes has never been clearer. This first set of projects will break new ground and explore how trees, woods and forests function. They will look at what needs to be done to grow and protect our treescapes of the future so they truly benefit nature and society as a whole.
Each of the funded projects is distinct, both in terms of the focus of the work that will be done and the combinations of disciplines that have been brought together. Read more about them by clicking through the links below.
iDeer will co-develop a web-based tool that will map the risk of woodland and farmland damage caused by deer.
This study will investigate the growing of trees alongside crop and livestock farming on the same land, in rural areas and surrounding towns and cities in the UK.
FARM TREE will build on existing agroforestry initiatives and develop practical tools for farmers to enhance the expansion of trees on agricultural land.
This study will investigate a range of approaches to woodland expansion, including tree planting and allowing trees to colonise new areas naturally.
How quickly can trees adapt to change on their own? And is human intervention needed? newLEAF seeks to answer these questions.
As humans, we don’t even have to think about how to use memory. We use it naturally, but do trees have memory? MEMBRA hopes to find out.
Branching Out looks at the social and cultural values of trees and new ways to map trees with these in mind.
Our woods, forests and trees belong to our children. Voices of the Future will work with young people to reimagine our treescapes.
Trees connect us to nature, improve our wellbeing and help tackle climate change. These connections are a key theme in Connected Treescapes.
Can woodland along rivers and waterways help us build a healthier and richer environmental landscape and fight climate change?