Forestry Film and Video

Cedar shingle wall, Eberswalde, Germany. Photo: E. R. Wilson 2015
Cedar shingle wall, Eberswalde, Germany. Photo: E. R. Wilson 2015

Film and video about forestry and forest conservation.


Trees under climate stress: What will the forest of the future look like? | A documentary by Arte (Germany) | IN GERMAN with English subtitles | Available to view until 14 04 2020.

In Germany, it was obvious this summer: the death of spruce and pine has reached dramatic proportions. Foresters, forest owners and scientists rarely unanimously find that the German forest is doing as badly as it was in the 1980s, when the major concern was air pollution and acid rain. What we need now are smart concepts, as we face the threats of climate change, and damage from pests and diseases. But is there a panacea? Will the forest of the future be different? There is much opinion and discussion, but no one knows exactly what a promising, sustainable concept for the forest looks like. This documentary from Germany explores emerging concepts and approaches for the sustainable management of forests in our changing environment, with case studies presented from around Central Europe. 


Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action – Forestry, hearings 13 December 2019

The video includes the full proceedings of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action – Forestry on 13 December 2019. Key statements include those of Professor Aine Ni Dhubhain (42m15s) and Paddy Purser (48m05s). Paddy’s presentation deals with the potential of Continuous Cover Forestry as a climate adaptation strategy in Irelands forests. Uploaded: 20 Dec 2019.


Our Forests at Risk 

This documentary is part of a research and knowledge sharing project entitled “Costs and benefits of adapting to climate-induced changes in drought and wind regimes in New Brunswick’s forests”. The project is financed by Natural Resources Canada. The lead organisation is the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick. Additional partners include the Northern Hardwoods Research Institute and private sector experts. Uploaded: 29 Oct 2019.


Deforestation: What’s wrong with planting new forests?

Forest area has been increasing in some parts of the world, but deforestation is continuing at speed in others. Can the trees we are planting make up for those that are being cut down? BBC Reality Check’s Jack Goodman takes a look.


Our Planet: Forests

After centuries of clearing forest, find out from Sir David Attenborough why we could soon have more forest than any of us have ever known. In this segment from Our Planet (Netflix, 2019), he explains the importance of sustainable management for forest restoration and conservation.


The Northern Forest Project
(Video outlining the aims and ambition of the  Northern Forest, which will see the planting and expansion of woodland cover in northern England over coming years.)


The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project
(The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) was launched in 2015. The QCC is a unique network of forest conservation initiatives, which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.)



Talking Trees, by National Geographic
Short Film from National Geographic, based on the article “Talking Trees”, National Geographic Magazine, June 2018. Scientists have made a recent groundbreaking discovery — trees can talk. In fact, trees are more like us than we ever imagined. They can detect intruders, send warning signals to other trees, redistribute nutrients, and even recognize and nurture their kin. Explorer takes us high into the trees and beneath the forest floor to uncover a world …

“Talking Trees” by National Geographic from J.J. Kelley on Vimeo.


My Father’s Tools
(Short Film by Heather Condo. Produced by Wakiponi mobile on Vimeo, 2016)


Teagasc: Is My Conifer Forest Ready for Thinning?
(Produced by Teagasc, September 2016)


Confor: Our Forests, Our People
(Produced by Confor, February 2016)


BBC One Show: Sustainable Forestry in the UK
(First broadcast 29 October 2015)


BBC Countryfile: Sustainable Forestry and Architectural Design
(First broadcast 29 November 2015)


Royal Forestry Society: Leighton Redwoods
(Royal Forestry Society, North Wales Division, September 2013)


America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck & the Asheville Experiment
(Forest History Society, 2016)

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