Tree Sparks interviews Georgia, a Woodland Ecology student from the National School of Forestry (UoC) in celebration of International Women's Day 2019.
What do you study?
Woodland Ecology and Conservation, second year, University of Cumbria.
I have always had a deep connection to nature, especially trees! I grew up in urban Manchester and had no idea pursuing a degree revolving around trees was possible, it’s really wonderful to learn in a green environment.
My favourite tree is Yew (Taxus baccata)
What do you believe is the biggest challenge facing forestry today?
In one word - Deforestation!
After I graduate I hope to contribute to the protection and conservation of our ecosystems and spread awareness about climate change, plus plant a lot of trees!
Advice for future female foresters?
Do it! Don’t be put off by societal constructs such as forestry being a male orientated industry.