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Post by magicmuggle01 on Sept 2, 2019 1:34:05 GMT -8
Tiffany Francis-Baker: How forests shaped our literary heritage and inspired a nation.
An ode to our trees, marking 100 years of conservation
Bellever Woods, Devon
Tiffany Francis-Baker sits on a mossy tree trunk in the soft golden light of a woodland glade, discussing the role of forests in the British psyche.
"The woods are a scary place often in old fairytale literature," says the writer-in-residence at the Forestry Commission. "You didn't want to be caught by a wolf or something."
She mentions the phrase, "out of the woods", which harks back to our primeval fear of becoming lost in the forest.
The expression was first recorded centuries ago and is one of many wood-related sayings that pepper the English language.
"Knocking on wood" or "touching wood", for instance, derive from the pagan belief that vengeful spirits inhabited wood and by touching it, you could appease them.
Forests have played an important role in our cultural imagination - as well as historically and industrially, says the writer and artist. "They're just very intertwined with our British identity, which I love."
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