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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:39 pm
by jade

Just a few books I have found very helpful and inspirational:

Wildwood a journey through trees by Roger Deakin (ISBN 978-0-241-14184-7) a passionate and informative book about the wonderment and diversity of trees and woodland around the world.

The Woodland Way by Ben Law (ISBN 1-85623-009-0) An excellent book on the permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management

Trees and woodland in the British landscape by Oliver Rackham (ISBN 1-84212-469-2) The complete history of Britain`s trees, woods and hedgerows-essential reference book

Green Woodwork by Mike Abbott (ISBN 0-946819-18-1 )A classic on working with wood.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:44 am
by tracy

Hi Jade

Thanks for those. I think Oliver Rackam is fascinating, how readable are his books?

We also really enjoyed The Secret Life of Trees, by Colin Tudge and The Collins Tree guide is a good one!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:48 am
by tracy

We collected some suggestions for books at our meeting on Saturday. Here are some: Please keep adding!

Caring for Small Woods - Ken Broad

Handmade Baskets- Susie Vaughan

Collins Field Guide

BTCV books - on all sorts of things! (British Trust of Conservation Volunteers)

Dormouse conservation handbook

Deciduous woodland - Chris Packham

Woodlands of Kent - Geoffrey Roberts

Any more?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:25 pm
by tracy

Chris L has told me that there is a new book coming out

'The vegetative key to British flora' Looks like it will be really good

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:33 pm
by tracy

New issue of Ecotype

A new issue of Ecotype, the Biodiversity and Conservation Newsletter from the ecologists at Forest Research, is out now.

Issue 45 covers an interesting selection of current research work such as: a project that investigates the performance and health of Red deer; what people want regarding research for open habitat restoration; a multifunctional approach to greenspace for both people and wildlife; regional seed orchards of silver birch; a review on which landscape features affect species movement and; the ForeSTClim EU project on forests and climate change.

The newsletter can be downloaded from Ecotype No.45.

Anyone wishing to comment or be put on the distribution list please contact the editor Andrea Kiewitt directly. ([email protected])

Please feel free to go and see what Forest Research is currently up to...

Dr Hugh Williams

Director of Communications, Forest Research

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:52 pm
by tracy

These books have been recommended too.

The handbook of Native trees and shrubs. Charlotte de la Bedoyere.Pub Woodland Trust ISBN 1-84330-606-9

The Pruning of Trees,Shrubs and Conifers. George E. Brown. Timber Press ISBN 978-0-88192-613-2

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:49 am
by RichardKing

The best book I have read in years :-

"Dont Sleep there are Snakes"

by Daniel Everett

Its about living with a tribe in the Amazon rainforest, how they live (without powershowers), philosophy of life etc.

Lets all go back to the forest, we dont need all this stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:47 am
by tracy

Forest research has a new newsletter out for July - some interesting things, like too much nitrogen in British soil, and an acoustic tool for trees! You can join the mailing list to get the newsletter if you wish.$FILE/FR_News_Jul09.pdf

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:58 am
by tracy

Another interesting survey has been done, loss of species due to over dark woodlands...?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 am
by tracy

a new site that might be very good once it gets going....