Woodland Management: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

£16.50

Woodland Management: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Press Pages: 192 Illustrations and other contents: 86 colour photographs and 37 diagrams ISBN: 9781847976178 Categories: ,

Now in full colour, this is the second edition of this highly acclaimed book. Woodland Management is essential reading for anyone with an interest in trees and woodlands, whether they simply enjoy walking in the woods, are considering buying woodland, or wish to gain a greater understanding of the history and management of Britain’s woodland. The book begins with a look at how our woodlands have developed and a discussion of the different types of woodland, and then explores, in a non-technical way, all aspects of management.

It considers: broadleaf and conifer woodlands; factors influencing the choice of tree species; surveying and mapping; the seasonal cycle and the operations that occur at different times of the year; conservation and biodiversity; planting new woodland; natural regeneration; coppicing; the types of site; ground preparation; protecting ancient trees; growing trees for timber; thinning and felling; methods of selling timber; generating revenue from timber production and other sources; the factors involved in buying and owning woodlands; where to find grants; how to write a management plan; who to contact for further information; and much more.
Hardback
192 pages, 86 colour photos, 37 illustrations.

Weight1 kg
The book is excellent for reference purposes...(and) is not judgemental or critical, it simply aims to explain how to get the best out of woodland, whether your motives are spiritual, altruistic or financial. * Tree Spirit * This is an excellent book that is accessible and easy to read... * British Trust for Ornithology News *

Author Biography

Over the last three and a half decades Chris Starr has worked throughout the United Kingdom in education, woodland management and forest policy. He studied forestry at Bangor University and went on to qualify as a Chartered Forester. He taught at the National School of Forestry for over twenty years. In 2010 the Institute of Chartered Foresters awarded Chris their highest honour for services to the profession. He was awarded an OBE for 'Services to British Forestry and Forestry Education' in the 2013 New Year's Honours.