A series of handbooks, now converted to digital format, covering everything from tree planting to dry stone walling, sand dunes to footpaths.
TCV's Practical Conservation Handbooks are the definitive guides to conservation work
TCV’s Handbooks have long been the definitive ‘how to’ guides to managing the countryside and green spaces. Originally over 1,000 pages of fantastic background, advice and instruction, written by experts, illustrated and clearly laid out in a step-by-step format.
Dry Stone Walling
How to construct and repair dry stone walls, stone-faced earth banks, retaining walls and other dry stone features.
The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, as well as for agricultural or other purposes
The design, construction, maintenance and repair of rural footpaths and informal paths in urban areas
Hedgerow management for conservation volunteers and others interested in creating and maintaining hedgerows.
Maintenance and improvement of extremely fragile, valuable, natural habitats through manual work.
Guidance on the storage, maintenance and repair of tools used in conservation work, and setting up workshops and toolstores
The Urban Handbook
Recognising the unique qualities of cities and towns to understand how best to contribute to environmental improvements
Management of traditional British woodlands, and the creation of new woods and managing associated habitats
Waterways & Wetlands
Maintenance and improvement of valuable waterways - bodies of fresh water, springs, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, canals and ditches