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In 2006, Coed Hills Rural Artspace, near Cardiff, invited me to create work for an exhibition. I was inspired by a clearing that had recently been cut into the conifer plantation at the site. The freshly cut stumps of the trees reminded me of those left in the woods at the bottom of my farm after a number of oak trees had been cut down many years ago and in which small trees had since taken root. It was not long before I had transplanted oak saplings from the woods on my farm into the stumps at Coed Hills. 

Sometime later, I learned that Coed Hills had once been an oak wood that had been clear felled and then planted with conifer.