Learn everything there is to know about planting trees and looking after them.
Good preparation will ensure the success of any tree planting project and help you provide an environment in which your young trees will thrive.
This handbook describes how to plant and protect young trees. It is intended to be used by conservation volunteers and others interested in creating new woodland, planting hedgerows or individual trees.
It contains everything you need to know about tree propagation, tree planting, protection and weeding. It goes into the background of 'why' we should plant trees along with the law relating to trees.
Tree planting & aftercare subjects
Loads of background information - why plant trees, assessment, planning and design, trees and the law, species, safety, tools and equipment.
Planting and protection
Clear, step-by-step, practical techniques for planting trees. The use of products for enhancing and protecting growth is also covered in detail.
Comprehensive information about weeding, 'beating up', management of glades, rides, paths and woodland flora, pruning, thinning and coppicing.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Tree Planting & Aftercare, a practical handbook" contained 132 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.