Press Releases and Media Archive

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Scots pine shelterwood, Loch Vaa, Scotland. Photo: E. R. Wilson 2013.

Media Interviews (summary – 2001 to 2015)

  • Television interviews: 8 news reports, including BBC1 Look North, BBC2 Working Lunch (business affairs programme), Border TV News Look Around.
  • Radio interviews: 12 news/current affairs reports, including lunch-time studio guest on BBC Radio Cumbria
  • Newspaper articles/interviews: at least 58 interviews for articles in national, regional and local online and print publications, including the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Times Higher Education (THES), and Huffington Post.  

Television Interviews and Reports

  1. “Ashes to ashes: deadly tree disease reaches Cumbria.” ITV Border Evening  News: Lookaround. Report by Greg Hoare. Link here. Broadcast: 16 September 2015.
  2. “Lake District becomes classroom for experts.” ITV Border Evening  News: Lookaround. Report by Fiona Marley Paterson. Interview. URL: Link here. Broadcast: 09 June 2014
  3. Headline News Story: “Die-back ash tree disease.” ITV Border News. Interview. Broadcast: 6 November 2012.
  4. Headline News Story: “Cumbrian Trees Under Threat.” ITV Tyne Tees Evening News. Interview. Broadcast: 6 November 2012.
  5.  “Sustainable Forest Management.” ITV Border Evening News. Interview with Professor David Balsillie, University of Toronto. Broadcast: 19 June 2001.
  6. “Conserving our native oak forests.” Look North, BBC1 TV. Interview. Broadcast: 20 November 2001.
  7. “Focus on the UK forestry sector.” Working Lunch, BBC 2. Interview, live to air broadcast. 9 December 2004.
  8. “Regenerating woodlands – tree expert inspires planting of Canadian oak forest.” Border TV News. Interview. Broadcast: Wednesday 6 November 2002.

Radio Interviews and Reports

  1. “International partnerships in research and education vital for forest conservation.” BBC Radio Cumbria Live to Air Interview with Richard Corrie. Broadcast: 13 December 2014
  2. “Experts arrive in Cumbria for sustainable forestry conference.” BBC Radio Cumbria Live to Air Interview on The Breakfast Show with Mike Zeller. Broadcast: 03 June 2014
  3. “Ancient ash trees in Cumbria.”  BBC Radio Cumbria Live to Air Interview with Richard Corrie. Morning show. Broadcast: 31 May 2014
  4. “Cumbrian ‘close to nature’ forestry conference has captured the attention of the world.” BBC Radio Cumbria News Hour with Julie Clayton. Broadcast: 20 May 2014
  5. Headline News Story: “Cumbrian Trees Under Threat.” ITV Border News. URL: Link here. Broadcast: 6 November 2012.
  6. “Ash Dieback in Cumbria.” BBC Radio Cumbria. Breakfast Show with Ian Timms. Broadcast: 6 November 2012.
  7. “New Plant Health Regulations for Tree Seedling Imports.” BBC Radio Cumbria. Drive Time Show. Live to Air interview with Emma Borthwick. Broadcast: 21 January 2013.
  8.  “Forestry is a balancing act.” CFM Radio News. Interview in story about deforestation and forest conservation. Broadcast: 16 June 2001.
  9. “Restoring native oak woodlands.” BBC Radio Cumbria. Interview with Heather Anderson. Broadcast: 14 November 2001.
  10. “Regenerating woodlands – tree expert inspires planting of Canadian oak forest.” BBC Radio Cumbria. Broadcast: Tuesday 29 October 2002.
  11. “The Wonder of Trees.” BBC Radio Cumbria. “Late Lunch” Guest on The Lunchtime Show with Martin Plenderleith. Broadcast: 18 November 2003. (1 hour live-to-air broadcast)
  12. “Ash dieback in Cumbria.” BBC Radio Cumbria. Drive Time Show. Live to Air interview. Broadcast: 9 November 2012.

Published Newspaper and Magazine Interviews (please note, this is not a complete list)

  1. Ash dieback disease confirmed in the Lake District.” Daily Telegraph (p. 8). 11 September 2015. Published: 10 September 2015.
  2. Historic trees under threat.” Times and Star (p. 25). 11 September 2015. URL: timesandstar.co.uk Published: 10 September 2015.
  3. “Tree killer is seen in Lakes.” Westmorland Gazette (p. 9). Report by Kate Dickinson. URL: thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk Published: 10 September 2015.
  4. Ashes to ashes? New confirmed cases of deadly tree disease in Cumbria. Cumbria 24. Report by Maurice Chesworth. Published online: 7 September 2015.
  5. Newly confirmed cases of deadly tree disease in Cumbria.Cumbria Crack. Report by Alan Air. Published online: 7 September 2015.
  6. “Forestry Journal Notice Board.” Forestry Journal, Published: January 2015 (p. 5)
  7. “Fresh accolade for Penrith forestry expert.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald, Published: 20 December 2014 (p. 11)
  8.  “Delight at honorary role.” Report by Sue Crawford, Cumberland News, Published: 12 December 2014 (p. 15)
  9.  “Cumbrian forestry expert honoured by University of Toronto.” Report by Sue Crawford, Times and Star, Published: 11 December 2014 (p. 8) URL: Link here
  10. “Forestry expert honoured by University of Toronto.” Report by Sue Crawford, News and Star, Published: 11 December 2014 (p. 8) URL: Link here.
  11. “Meet Penrith’s REAL Professor Green.” Cumbria Crack, Published online: 09 December 2014 URL: Link here.
  12. “Ancient ash in Eden.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald, Published: 21 June 2014 (p. 10)
  13. “A lot of ground covered at forestry conference.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald, Published: 21 June  2014 (p. 20)
  14. “Forest experts visit area.” Times and Star. Published: 20 June 2014
  15. “Conference attracts global experts.” In-Cumbria [online]. URL: Link here. Published online: 13 June 2014
  16. “County’s forestry gets global showcase.” Cumberland News (p. ) Published: 13 June 2014  
  17. “Forestry experts teach worldwide lessons from Cumbria.” ITV Border News. URL: Link here. Published online: 09 June 2014
  18. “Cumbria leads way in worldwide woodlands lessons.” ITV Border News. URL: Link here. Published online: 09 June 2014
  19. “Woodland flood risk discussed worldwide.” ITV Border News. URL: Link here. Published online: 09 June 2014
  20. “Prince champions “vital” forest sustainability conference.” Keswick Reminder (p. 11). Published: 06 June 2014.
  21. “Charles tells of inspiring Lakes.” Cumberland News (p. 7) Published: 06 June 2014.
  22. “Prince Charles rooting for Cumbria: Prince praises forestry conference in Keswick.” Report by Emily Parsons, News and Star. URL: Link here. Published: 04 June 2014.
  23. “Prince Charles writes to Cumbria forestry professionals.” URL: Link here. Published online: 03 June 2014
  24. “My Cumbria Life.” (Profile of Ted Wilson), Cumbria Life, June 2014 issue, (p. 21)
  25. “Woodland role to protect climate.” Report by Maureen Hodges, Cumberland News Published: 23 May 2014 (p. 8)
  26. “Putting Cumbria on the Global Forestry Map.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald URL: Link here. Published: 24 May 2014 (p. 11)
  27. “CCF Conference.” Conference pre-view article.  Forestry Journal 20(5): 12  (May 2014 issue)
  28. “Can trees save us from drowning?” Report by Maurice Chesworth. Cumbria 24. URL: Link here. Published: 28 Jan 2014.
  29. “Conference on need for mixed forests.” Report by Mike Bridgen. The Northern Farmer. URL: Link here. Published: 11 February 2014.
  30. “Conference on need for mixed woodlands.” Darlington and Stockton Times (Farming Section). Report by Mike Bridgen. URL: Link here. Published: 11 February 2014.
  31. “Lake District Conference on how trees can reduce flooding.” Cumbrian Crack. URL: Link here. Published: 28 January 2014.
  32. “Ted’s army on warpath over killer fungus.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. p. 10. Published: 28 September 2013.
  33. “Army of volunteers needed to fight tree disease.” News and Star. p. 3. Published: 25 September 2013.
  34. “Ash dieback – pioneering call to arms in heart of Eden.” Cumbria 24. URL: Link here. Published: 23 September 2013.
  35.  “Ash Dieback: A call to arms in the heart of Eden.” Cumbria Crack. URL: Link here. Published: 22 September 2013.
  36. “The Global Search for Education: UK – Ticks.” Article and interview by C. M. Rubin. Huffington Post. URL: Link here. Published: 7 May 2013.
  37. “Ash dieback threatens Cumbria’s ancient ash trees.” News and Star. Published: 7 January 2013.
  38. “Penrith forestry expert helps equip public to battle deadly tree disease.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald.  p.2. URL: Link here. Published: 24 November 2012.
  39. “Focus on Cumbria’s ash trees.” Cumbria 24. URL: Link here. Published: 22 November 2012.
  40. “Ash dieback highlights the increasing vulnerability of our flora and fauna”. UK Government Online. URL: Link here. Published: 15 November 2012.
  41. “Deadly ash dieback tree disease hits Cumbria with first confirmed case in Aspatria”. Westmorland Gazette. URL: Link here. Published: 14 November 2012.
  42. “Volunteers wanted to protect Cumbria’s ash.” News and Star. URL: Link here. Published: 13 November 2012.
  43. “Ash is history – oak could be next.” Sunday Times.  p. 6-7. Published: 4 November 2012.
  44. “Cumbria’s ash trees are under threat.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. p. 12. Published: 3 November 2012.
  45. “Cumbria’s ash trees under threat.” Cumbria 24. URL: Link here. Published: 2 November 2012.
  46. “Cumbria’s landscape facing deadly threat.” News and Star. p. 38. URL: Link here. Published: 1 November 2012.
  47. “Lyme disease on the rise.” Quoted in article. Forestry Journal. Published: June 2010 issue.
  48. Royal Forestry Society warning on Lyme disease for forestry workers.” Article by Jack Shamash in HorticultureWeek. URL: Link here. Published:  24 May 2010.
  49. “Technical note: blood clotting agents for forestry workers.” Quoted in article. Forestry and Timber News. Published: December 2008 issue.
  50. “Branching out.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Profile article. p. 1-2. Published: 07 September 2007.
  51. “Focus on Forestry Education.” THES – Times Higher Education Supplement. p. 21. Interviewed (with others) by Jessie Anderson. Published: 13 January 2006.
  52. “University lecturer lands plum job.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. p. 1-2. Published: 24 January 2004.
  53. “Endangered trees lecture.” Cumberland News. Published online: 14 November 2003.
  54. “Regenerating woodlands – tree expert inspires planting of Canadian oak forest.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Published: 2 November 2002.
  55. “Regenerating woodlands – tree expert inspires planting of Canadian oak forest.” Cumberland News. Published: 1 November 2002.
  56. “Hope of ‘super oaks’ scheme taking root to become a legacy.” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Published: 17 November 2001.
  57. “Forests of Oak Return.” Daily Express. Published: 3 November 2001.
  58. “Campus “Magnificent Seven” are leaner and greener than most …” Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Published: 23 June 2001.

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