Important Announcement

BLACKBARK LLP has ceased trading, however please do read on as many of the services Blackbark provided are still available.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, it has been a pleasure to serve you and we are proud to have contributed to many activities in our local community.

Rather than see this as an end, we would like you to join us in celebrating new beginnings for each of us, some of which we hope will continue to provide the services you need. Read on for all the details of everyone involved, what they are doing now and how you can contact them. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jacques Crowther

Jacques has formed an organisation call ‘TreeHerder’ managing a 50 acre wood locally and carrying out tree surgery work.

Jacques is also continuing the firebox scheme, please get in touch to order your firewood:

Telephone: 07815905382

Keith Wilson

Sticks and StonesKeith has started a new business called Sticks and Stones providing a wide variety of woodland management and tree work services, hedge laying, coppice products and dry stone walling.

More details are available on Keith’s website or you can contact him directly:

Telephone: 07733784795

Claire Godden

LiveWildClaire Godden is a Forest School leader and founder member of LiveWild – a collective of Forest School leaders in Calderdale.

Forest School offers learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Make contact, let us help you take that step into nature together. Whether you are a school, organisation, group of friends, parent or individual, we’d love to hear from you.

To get updates about our courses and events please join our Live Wild Calderdale group on Facebook and join our mailing list on the website.

Telephone: 07979207296

Nora Kasanicka

window_installed_smallNora now works as a full time joiner and is focusing on domestic indoors and outdoors joinery.

She makes built in or free-standing furniture such as tables, cabinets, shelving, wardrobes and similar. She also builds garden studios, sheds, porches etc. out of natural English durable timbers. To view her work visit her website, or the Facebook page or get in touch directly:

Telephone: 07515516399

Hywel Lewis

Hywel is studying the history of woodlands in the South Pennines and dry stone walling on the side.