Learn how to manage traditional British and Irish woodlands, and to create new woods and manage associated habitats.
This handbook covers all aspects of woodland management and creation. It is designed for use by conservation volunteers and others interested in the management of traditional woodlands in north west Europe.
It contains everything you need to know about woodlands - the history of woodlands in the UK, traditional management techniques as well as their composition and conservation value. Loads of information about planting, early care, coppicing, felling, extraction, green woodworking and charcoal making and much more.
The wildlife and landscape value of nearly all our remaining woodlands is dependent on the interaction between people and natural processes. The traditional management of ancient coppiced woodlands, wood pastures and areas such as the New Forest has been vital in creating and maintaining their special qualities.
Loads of background information - woodland history, conservation, the law, flora and fauna, safety, tools and equipment.
Managing a woodland
Clear, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of woodland management - habitats, tree planting, coppicing, felling and much more.
Woodland products & use
Comprehensive details about coppicing, firewood, green woodworking, charcoal making, woodland habitats, access, recreation and so on.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Woodlands, a practical handbook" contained 205 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.