Joe Gowran was born in Cork and now lives in Drumcliff South. He enjoyed a very happy childhood. He disliked not working during the mid-eighties when jobs were scarce and one day, when out for a walk, a man who was cutting down cherry trees mentioned a woodland management course in Leitrim which Joe decided to pursue. He was accepted on the course which focused on biodiversity and conservation in woodlands. Joe discusses his expertise on various trees and their uses. Hedgerow management is also discussed, as is his great knowledge of and love for various woodlands. He also discusses stone ditches and their structure in great detail.