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Books & Recommended Reading

 

Below are some useful links that we recommend to books and further reading that are invaluable to our industry and learning, or simply for pleasure and further knowledge

 

 

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Bluebells take advantage of the canopy not yet closed in Hertfordshire woodland This ancient Ash may look at though it is dying, but could live on for centuries more with luck and persistence, and help from responsible stewardship

 

Green Man Conservation - Above Left; Bluebells take advantage of the canopy not yet closed in a Hertfordshire woodland managed by Green Man Conservation - Above Right; This ancient Ash may look at though it is dying, but could live on for centuries more with luck and persistence, and help from responsible stewardship Below ; This wind swept oak may be centuries old, it has been shaped by the weather and landscape, and still provides valuable shelter for sheep in an otherwise bleak landscape

 

 

 

Arboriculture and Tree Surgery

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Essential reading from perhaps the most renowned expert in Arboriculture, Dr Alex Shigo is a pioneer and a leading authority on all things trees, his passion and knowledge is inspiring, and the content inclusive. The only down-side is the price, however for those serious about arboriculture it is a must-have, life long companion and reference guide

 

Facts, photos and philosophies on trees and their problems and their proper care, by Dr. Alex Shigo. Pricey again, but a must for serious arboriculturalists

 

'This new, completely revised edition of The Arboriculturalist's Companion is concerned with the growing and maintenance of trees from the point of view of ornament and amenity, whether they are in the town or the countryside. it includes details of such matters as spacing, transplanting, pruning, protection and safety, and provides valuable information on the identification and treatment of many of the diseases and insect pests that attack trees'

 

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy-to-read and concise text. Peter Thomas is a lecturer in Environmental Science at Keele University

 

 

 

 

 

An ancient Ash lives on as two trees after natural degradation has divided the trunk

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Woodlands & Management

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Dr. Oliver Rackham here provides an insight into woodland in the context of now, through both historical knowledge and new discovery, the reader is taken on a fascinating journey through the woodlands of Great Britain and Ireland, and is left both enlightened and enthused

 

Another Rackham classic. From prehistoric times, through the Roman period and into the Middle Ages, Rackham describes the changing character, role and history of trees and woodland

 

Particularly close to the heart of Green Man Conservation having volunteered and trained at the National Trust's Hatfield Forest, Rackhams' special study of the Forest explores all facets of this area of supreme interest and natural beauty. All elements of a medieval Forest survive here, making it unique in England and possibly the world. Arm yourself with a copy of The Last Forest on any visit

 

Its history, vegetation and uses in England. A fascinating insight into the invaluable resource that is our precious native woodland

 

Whether you own woodland, are thinking of buying woodland, or just like trees this comprehensive book will be of value to you. Woodland Management - A Practical Guide contains a wealth of information on areas such as management planning, surveying and mapping, habitat and wildlife conservation and creating new woodland

 

Ben Law's book The Woodland Way is a product of his complete emersion in his subject. Living in and making a living from his own woodland, Ben is perhaps our best example of an author who writes from experiential learning as opposed to mere observation and scholarly study. This makes his work unique and accessible, a must read and respond text on a Permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management.

 

An invaluable British Trust for Conservation Volunteers guide to the practical management of Woodland

 

A superb read from the excellent series of pamphlets from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, focussing on Woodland rides and glades and their management for the benefit of wildlife

 

A superb read from the excellent series of pamphlets from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, focussing on Coppiced Woodlands and their management for the benefit of wildlife

 

A superb read from the excellent series of pamphlets from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, focussing on the Conservation of Lower Plants within woodlands

 

The ecology of Woodlands and Forests. Snapshots include their value, spatial structure, light and shade, and the ecology and significance of ageing trees. An excellent comprehensive guide

 

 

A lonely 'bonsai'd' oak. Trees adapt to where they live, a 12 inch high oak may be several hundred years old on a mountainside, or 100 feet in a woodland

 

Green Man Conservation - A lonely 'bonsai'd' oak. Trees adapt to where they live, a 12 inch high oak may be several hundred years old on a mountainside, or 100 feet in a woodland

 

Conservation & Management

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With a foreword from David Bellamy, Creating a Wild Flower Meadow is a superb and concise guide for those with the interest and space to create one of our most magical and vital environments

 

 

This excellent book is a modern and definitive guide to achieving areas of natural habitat specifically for wildlife, for ecologists, landscape designers, developers and contractors. From coastal and freshwater systems, to heathland, woodland and grassland, the book spans all major types of habitat to be found in the UK

 

Wildlife Guides & Identification

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The latest Collins Tree Guide is widely accepted to be one of the best in the field for perhaps the more advanced user. It combines accurate and concise descriptions of the whole tree, the leaves, the flowers and the fruit, tells native from non-native and shows the subtle difference between closely related family groups

 

A wonderful guide for the back gardens of Britain. The Tree and Shrub Expert is extremely easy to use, and while not comprehensive covers in great detail most of the species you are likely to encounter. Get ready to start identifying species that are utterly familiar, yet overlooked for a lifetime!

 

The Collins Complete Guide to British Trees uses photographs rather than drawings to illustrate, which provides a useful comparison and cross-reference to traditional guides. Grouped by family, it is well laid-out and easy to use

 

This guide does not extend into the exotic and rare, but nor is it designed to. It is a doddle to use and virtually foolproof. A superb introduction to identifying trees, and a great back up when really not sure for the expert!

 

Simple to use, bird-per-page format, this 170 page guide from the RSPB uses illustrations which are often preferred by enthusiasts, and covers distribution, plumage and behaviour. A guide written by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts

 

A five-star guide. 'Complete guide' is often an audacious claim, but Collins have created a superb guide using photographs of birds in every plumage, male or female, adult or juvenile, summer or winter. Everything most readers would ever want from a bird book

 

Not an exhaustive guide, but if you can only carry one book you will rarely be disappointed. The 18 sections cover most plants and creatures you are likely to discover in the wild. Fully illustrated with easy to find reference notes and warnings of common misidentification

 

 

 

 

The Green Man legend carved beautifully into the side of a woodland Oak

 

The Green Man legend carved beautifully into the side of a woodland Oak

 

 

Sustainability and Permaculture:

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Updated version of the best selling step-by-step guide to designing and building a wind generator from scrap and recycled parts. Windpower Workshop provides essential information for the individual wanting to build and maintain a windpower system for their own energy needs.

 

Green Living and Ethical Products:

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Handy compact favourite from 'the grand master of self-sufficiency' and discover how to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do, but shows you how to do it. Follow practical know-how: from creating an urban organic garden and making wine and beer, to ploughing fields or harnessing natural energy. It is all the practical advice you need to make the break and get started.

 

The A-Z guide to eco-friendly internet sites, ideas and information in the UK. A book that inspires and educates and empowers the reader

 

 

Links to courses and training in the arboricultural industry

Go on - Climb A Tree!

 

Home Food

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People now use herbs in their cooking on an everyday basis and there's nothing nicer than being able to go out into your garden, snip some fresh herbs and put them straight into the pot. The beauty of a herb garden is that it does not have to be big - it can be part of a larger garden or it can merely be a windowbox. This book tells you what herbs are, how to use them and discusses in detail how to plan a herb garden. There is valuable information on buying, planting, increasing and looking after herbs, as well as an informative A - Z herb identifier.
 

 

Wild Food

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Roger Phillips, creator of "Wild Flowers" and its bestselling companion volumes, turns his attention and his camera to the wide range of good things to eat from the countryside and seashore. From the multitude of species that are safely edible, he has selected those that are actually attractive and appetizing as food. Beautiful colour photography shows each species growing in the wild - for accurate identification - and prepared as an appealing dish. Well-known wine and food writers such as Jane Grigson, Katie Stewart and B.C.A. Turner are among those who have contributed the recipes that accompany Roger Phillips' photographs.

 

Holidays & Travel

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The essential visitor's guide to the 100 best woodland sites in Southeast England. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites in East Anglia. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites of the Severn, Wye and Avon. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites of the Peak District and Central England. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites of the North East and Yorkshire. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites of Wales. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

The essential visitor's guide to the best woodland sites in Scotland. The Exploring Woodland series of guides describe and illustrate Britain's most beautiful woodlands in each region of the country. They are compiled by The Woodland Trust, which protects over 1,000 woods throughout the UK and has 200,000 supporters nationwide. Both privately-owned and public woods are included, and all are easily accessible. Each site is visited by an independent researcher so that the information is the most up-to-date available.

 

 

 

Art & Crafts:

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Beautifully written and illustrated, this book is a treat to read and to use. As well as advice on tools and equipment (full details for making your pole lathe, shavehorse, etc.), Mike Abbott covers turning techniques (including bowls), sharpening, chair patterns and seating

 

A practical guide to green woodworking and the coppice crafts, showing how to use traditional tools and techniques to make traditional products from small round wood, and help in the conservation of the native woodland besides

 

A practical guide on how to make living willow structures for gardens and public spaces

 

Fun & experiential:

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From the same stable as Schott's Original Miscellany comes a collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge surrounding the worlds of food and drink. What other book can tell you the accepted procedure when drinking from a Loving Cup; which potatoes are best for mashing; how to fold your napkins into a variety of pleasing shapes; the correct technique for lighting a cigar, or a Christmas pudding; or how to make the legendary 'Monster Egg'? Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany offers all this - and more. It will inform you of the King who served foie gras to his dog; the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives; the socialite who spiked his punch with benzedrine; and the dining club whose members ate their meals in reverse. Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany offers everything for the food-lover, wine-drinker, gastronome and glutton.

 

Schott's Original Miscellany is a unique collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irreverence. Where else can you find, packed on to one page, some famous lefthanders, the structure of military hierarchy, all of the clothing care symbols, a list of the countries that drive on the left, and a nursery rhyme about sneezing? Where else but Schott's Original Miscellany will you stumble across John Lennon's cat, the supplier of bagpipes to the Queen, the twelve labours of Hercules, and the brutal methods of murder encountered by Mrs Marple? A book like no other, Schott's Original Miscellany is entertaining, unpredictable and utterly unputdownable. Importantly, Schott's Original Miscellany makes very few claims to be exhaustive, authoritative or even practical. It does, however, claim to be essential. It is, perhaps, possible to live one's life without Schott's Original Miscellany, but it seems a curious and brave thing to attempt.

 

In his wonderful story of Elzéard Bouffier, an imaginary yet wholly believable shepherd, Jean Giono perhaps hoped to inspire a reafforestation programme that would renew the whole earth. The story opposes the tree-planter, the earth-husband, to the makers of war. At the same time it shows us all that is best in man's relationship with nature both parable and manual and with his fellow man. For Giono, nature is a living force in which man can rediscover the depth and harmony he has lost in urban life. Michael McCurdy's beautiful woodcuts, which accompany the text, have helped establish this book as a classic

 

 

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