Forestry team help with local documentary

3 January 2017 15:41 - 15:41

Matt, Ollie and Dean with Alan Titchmarsh

Teaching staff at Plumpton College Matthew Moss, Oliver Perry and Dean Bell were asked to help shoot a scene with Alan Titchmarsh on a tree branch looking over the Ashdown Forest, famous as the setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne.

The team conducted a safety briefing and risk assessment and were required to use modern arborist climbing techniques to ensure the tree was accessed safely and to have Alan secured in a branch in a way in which it was invisible to the camera. 

The documentary celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th birthday, exploring Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and friends and is available on the Channel 4 website.