Marion Sidebottom

Nature-Based Photographer & Artist, MA, ARPS, RHS Silver Gilt

Epping Forest Tree Stories

These galleries are a collection of tree stories about some of the people that I encountered during my artist residency in Epping Forest between April 2017 and March 2018. During the year I spent time with people who live, work, study and visit the forest. I interviewed and recorded people, photographed their work and took part in activities in the forest. This included going up 100 feet in the forest canopy with the Conservation Arborists, studying woodland ecology with the Field Studies Council, tagging along with walking groups, conservation volunteers and spending time with a mycologist and a naturalist.

Nine of these tree stories were then created into Tree Story Photomontages which were exhibited in Epping Forest.