A multi-media exhibition featuring the results of recent ecological research presented together with photography, video, sound art and will be taking place at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, from 8 April to 9 July 2017.
Created by Professor Adrian Newton of Bournemouth University, All Trees are Clocks charts the results of recent ecological research undertaken in the New Forest.
The title refers to the fact that ancient trees capture a record of the passage of time in their growth rings, which provides evidence of how the climate has changed over the past few centuries.
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?
In conjunction with the exhibition, and part of this year’s New Forest Arts Festival, there will be a free drop-in family workshop at the New Forest Centre on Saturday 24 June from 12pm to 4pm.
There will also be a unique opportunity to see a live performance of the music specially composed to accompany All Trees are Clocks on Thursday 22 June at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7, available from the New Forest Centre on 023 8028 3444.