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    [Archive] Creating and managing woodlands around towns

    Lead Author: Simon J. Hodge
    This Handbook describes how to plan, create and manage urban woodlands. The primary role of urban forestry is to provide multi-purpose woodlands which improve the quality of daily life for the 46 million urban people of Britain and so the Handbook goes beyond the technical issues of establishing and managing trees to encompass community involvement, […]
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    [Archive] Wildlife rangers handbook

    Lead Author: G.D. Springthorpe
    This Handbook is based on the creative conservation employed at Cannock. It is a manual written by working wildlife rangers for working wildlife rangers, and it will benefit shy and endangered wildlife and the public who can now enjoy them. The Handbook includes sections on: the ranger and forestry, wildlife and conservation, crop protection, deer […]
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    [Archive] Growing broadleaves for timber

    Lead Author: Gary Kerr
    Growing broadleaves for timber describes the silvicultural principles and practices involved in growing quality broadleaved timber in Britain. The aim of this Handbook is to update and expand one aspect of Forestry Commission Bulletin 62 Silviculture of broadleaved woodland, to focus attention on one single objective: growing high quality hardwood. This objective usually integrates well […]
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    [Archive] Establishing farm woodlands

    Lead Author: D.R. Williamson
    Diversification into new land use is now being actively encouraged for farmers and landowners facing agricultural surpluses and falling incomes. Woodland is one of the options for consideration. In the main, requirements in Britain for timber and timber products are satisfied through imports, so potential demand for British grown timber is there to be exploited. […]
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    [Archive] Forestry practice 1991

    Lead Author: B.G. Hibberd
    Forestry Practice has become the standard textbook for forestry students, forest and woodland growers, owners, managers and planners in Great Britain. This latest edition takes into account the considerable advances and changes in silviculture during the five years since the last edition. This includes a completely new chapter devoted to planning for second rotation plantations […]
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    [Archive] Treeshelters

    Lead Author: M.J. Potter
    Treeshelters offer a convenient solution to many of the problems faced during the establishment of trees in Britain. They can reduce the losses caused by mammal damage and improve the growing environment of the young tree. But what are their limitations? Are they always the answer? This handbook, using data from over 200 Forestry Commission […]
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    [Archive] Lichens in southern woodlands

    Lead Author: K. Broad
    A working knowledge of lichen ecology is important to most foresters. The study of lichens can reveal a good deal of important information about the age, health and management history of the woodlands where they are found – whether or not it is ‘ancient' woodland, for example, or the prevalence of atmospheric pollution in the […]
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    [Archive] Urban forestry practice

    Lead Author: B.G. Hibberd
    Wherever trees are planted their basic needs have to be met if healthy growth is to be promoted. This Handbook gives practical advice on the establishment and subsequent management of trees and woodlands in urban and urban fringe areas. The Handbook has been designed for a wide audience, reflecting the varied disciplines and requirements involved […]
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    [Archive] Farm woodland practice

    Lead Author: B.G. Hibberd
    Today it is possible to create woodlands which not only provide income from timber but which also fit well in to the landscape, and offer an enriched habitat for wildlife and game. To grow trees successfully so that they thrive and are an asset to the farm requires a sound knowledge of the different tree […]
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    [Archive] Trees and weeds

    Lead Author: R.J. Davies
    Landscaped sites are often seeded with vigorous varieties ot grass and legume species, which, while reducing soil erosion and giving an attractive green appearance, may kill young trees or check their growth. Weeds compete with trees for moisture, nutrients and light; but they can also interfere by releasing toxins, modifying soil and air temperatures, and […]
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    [Archive] Forest insects

    Lead Author: D. Bevan
    The expansion in forestry planting since the end of the first world war has provided foresters in Britain with a great deal of fresh knowledge about the particular insect problems associated with these new habitats in different phases of crop life. Most of the 280 species described here are common subjects of enquiry, although some […]