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Postby jade » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:39 pm

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.


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Postby tracy » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:44 am

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!


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Postby tracy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:48 am

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?


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Postby tracy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:25 pm

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


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegetative-Key-British-Flora/dp/0956014402


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Postby tracy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:33 pm

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 http://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/ecotype Ecotype No.45.

Anyone wishing to comment or be put on the distribution list please contact the editor Andrea Kiewitt directly. (andrea.kiewitt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk)


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


Dr Hugh Williams

Director of Communications, Forest Research


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Postby tracy » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:52 pm

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


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Postby RichardKing » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:49 am

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.


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Postby tracy » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:47 am

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.


http://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/pdf/FR_News_Jul09.pdf/$FILE/FR_News_Jul09.pdf


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Postby tracy » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:58 am

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


http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=484


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Postby tracy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 am

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

http://www.myforest.org.uk


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