Join Lisa Schniedau for stories of ancient trees, and folklore of human and woodland connection. If you missed our autumn storytelling session under the Publow Oak at Great Avon Wood, this is a chance to hear some of those wonderful stories in the shelter of your own home this winter.

Lisa is a storyteller and environmentalist based on Dartmoor who trained as an ecologist and has worked in British nature conservation for over twenty years. She is the author of ‘Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland’, ‘River Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland’ and ‘Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland’ (all History Press). Find more information about Lisa’s storytelling performances, projects and writing at

The Great Avon Wood is an Avon Needs Trees project creating permanent woodland and improving biodiversity at our 113 acre site near Pensford south of Bristol. The project also aims to improve public access to the site and share it’s fascinating heritage. Tree planting days are happening across our sites throughout the winter so do check our website for volunteering opportunities to create new woodland:

The Publow Oak on the Great Avon Wood site has been growing for centuries. What has this mighty tree seen in its journey from sapling to ancient spreading oak? What stories does it inspire? Come and listen…

This online event is free and we are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.