BBC Countryfile Programme
In mid November we were visited by a BBC film crew with John Craven, to film part of a Countryfile programme on Shropshire, concerntrating on the work of the The Woodland Trust in conserving established woodland and planting new. The emphasis was on the use of UK sourced seed as a means to minimalizing the risk of importation of any more tree diseases. The filming took in the cleaning, processing and storage facilities at Forestart and also the Forestart tree seed orchards with collecting in progress. The resulting programme, after editing, was broadcast on Nov 29th and gave a good insight into where trees come from!