Meet the Team at Sallerton Wood

Andy and Jane Morton, Owners and Managers of Sallerton Wood, with Alan Morton (right)

Andy Morton giving instructions in the use of a pole lathe. He is the course tutor at Sallerton Wood.

Inspired by attending a chair-making course at the age of 16 run by Mike Abbott in a woodland setting, Andy has continued to practise green woodwork for the past 20 years.
He regularly takes on commissions for green wood furniture and other items, timber-framed structures, and also enjoys demonstrating at various events.
Andy has also been a professional green oak timber framer since 2000, initially in Berkshire with McCurdy & Co, undertaking a great deal of conservation and restoration work of listed buildings and more recently in Devon with the Tamar Joinery Company, framing new builds and bespoke joinery projects.

Having purchased Sallerton Wood in the Autumn of 2014 Andy is now delighted to be running his own green wood craft courses in the woodland to encourage, teach and inspire a new cohort of green wood workers!

Jane Morton fitting an Elm bark seat to a greenwood Ash stool. She assists with the courses at Sallerton Wood.

Jane is a teacher of modern foreign languages by training, but her interests and skills are many and varied. She and Andy met through kayaking and canoeing; taking part in many adventurous camping expeditions together, including a circumnavigation of Britain and Ireland in their double sea kayak.

She has taken up the challenge of green woodworking and has by now been on several courses and has made all sorts of greenwood items including a nursing chair, stools and kitchen implements.

Jane also organizes and leads the Babes in the Wood events at Sallerton Wood which provide woodland education and fun for accompanied young children from the local community.

Jane is currently training as a Forest School Leader.

Dr Alan Morton, Adviser in woodland ecology, conservation and management. He is also the Website Manager.

Alan is a retired Lecturer in Ecology at Imperial College, London, where he lectured in Ecology and Conservation to undergraduates and postgraduates for 34 years and organized an MSc course in Ecological Management. His research activity at Imperial College included the enhancement of broadleaved woodland for wildlife.

He is a long-term Member of the British Ecological Society and Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland, and is a Founder Member of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

The ongoing work at Sallerton Wood is implemented by members of The Team, with help from volunteers with particular skills, abilities and enthusiasm.

Contact details for Andy and Jane Morton:
Mobile: 07722 435 964 (daytime)     Landline: 01822 841 718 (evenings)
Address: 17 Chapel Street, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7DE