A film installation by artist Amanda Loomes, revealing stories from the working forest
Available to view between 1 September - 1 December 2019, The Custody Code tells the individual, intimate and often surprising stories of the men and women who call the forest their office, as part of the Forestry Commission's centenary.
As the largest man-made forest in the UK, Kielder Forest is at the heart of the role of sustainable forestry. Planting of Kielder Forest started in the 1920s with the first trees harvested in the late 1940s.
Today Kielder is responsible for over a third of Forestry England’s timber production with up to 50 lorry loads of timber harvested each day. This totals over 600,000 cubic metres of sustainable timber from Kielder each year to supply sawmills, chipboard, pulp and wood fuel customers.
The film is showing in a wooden installation, built from sustainable timber and powered by solar panels.