All Trees Are Clocks

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All Trees Are Clocks is a multi-media exhibition featuring the results of recent ecological research, presented together with photography, video, sound art and music.

For the video accompanying the exhibition, please click here.

The research examines the impact of recent environmental change, particularly climate change, on the ancient woodland ecosystems of the New Forest National Park. Evidence indicates that beech woodlands are currently suffering large-scale dieback. Research suggests that such dieback could have significant implications for both wildlife and people. Similar phenomena are increasingly being observed in many other parts of the world, as a result of climate change. Is time running out for our native forests? If so, how should we respond?

The exhibition was presented in Bournemouth University in July 2016, and also featured in the New Forest Arts Festival, where it was presented in the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, during April – July 2017. Field recordings available here.

Click on tree rings below to view exhibition information panels.

Climate change and the Doomsday Clock

Climate change impacts on ecosystems

The ecology of the New Forest

Climate change in the New Forest

Long-term changes in Denny Wood

Gradients of stand dieback

Analysis of tree rings

Resilience of the New Forest woodlands

The value of the New Forest to people

The value of the New Forest woodlands

Mapping ecosystem services in the New Forest

Are our forests running out of time?

Research: Adrian Newton, Elena Cantarello, Philip Martin, Paul Evans, Arjan Gosal.
Exhibition design: David Rogers. Still photography: Paul Allen.
Choral composition and performance: Karen Wimhurst. Choral performance: Kate Symonds, Lynnet Williams, Hans Bray, Ed Bersey, Victoria Pirie. Cello composition and performance: Emily Burridge. Field recording and sound processing: Adrian Newton

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