Climate change is currently causing the widespread death of ancient trees, leading to the collapse of forest ecosystems in many different parts of the world. 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, UK. 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.
All Trees Are Clocks
The piece was designed to complement an exhibition of still photography and video of ancient woodlands undergoing dieback, presented in Bournemouth, UK, during 2016/17.