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Turnham Green Wood was established in 2011 by Herefordshire-based green woodworker, Lewis Goldwater.

I became fascinated by green-woodworking techniques and the potential of coppiced woodland for manufacturing beautiful products, after visiting and seeing the work of a colleague at the fabulous, Eccleshall Woods Sawmill in Sheffield.


Inspired by the natural forms and strengths of wood, I aim to create hand-made, often bespoke coppice products using traditional green-woodworking techniques, such as cleaving, pole-lathing and steam-bending.


All of the green wood that I use is sourced from sustainably managed woodlands and sites looked after for their biodiversity and peoples enjoyment of it. These include nature reserves managed by the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

I now have over three decades of experience, working in the environmental sector, across the UK and abroad.


During this time, I gained qualification in sustainable woodland management, hedge laying, dry stone walling, habitat surveys and species identification. I also have NPTC and LANTRA qualifications for  chainsaw use, pesticide application, offroad and trailer driving.


As well as being a green woodworker, I am employed by the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, helping to look after many of their important sites for wildlife across the county of Herefordshire.


I am qualified in Preparation to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), have a Diploma in Geoscience with the Open University and am qualified in Level 3 Sustainable  Woodland Management and as a Level 3 Practitioner in Social Forestry.

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