To the treetops!

A “ONE thousand year project” that aims to restore the forests of Northern England is taking place at Manchester School of Art. Dr David Haley, Senior Research Fellow at the School, is an ecological artist who explores our relation to the world and our continued survival as a species through artistic means. Rather than having token green spaces in cities and towns, Dr Haley argues, we should be thinking about having cities within the forests [and living in the treetops]. The project is designed to last for 1,000 year as this is the period it takes for a forest to go through two “successions”. It takes 500 years for an entire forest to come to complete maturity.