Chris Starr (Author)
Now in full colour, this is the second edition of this highly acclaimed book. Woodland Management is essential reading for anyone with an interest in trees and woodlands, whether they simply enjoy walking in the woods, are considering buying woodland, or wish to gain a greater understanding of the history and management of Britain's woodland.
The book begins with a look at how our woodlands have developed and a discussion of the different types of woodland, and then explores, in a non-technical way, all aspects of management.
- Broadleaf and conifer woodlands;
- Factors influencing the choice of tree species;
- Surveying and mapping;
- The seasonal cycle and the operations that occur at different times of the year;
- Conservation and biodiversity, including protecting ancient trees;
- Planting new woodland;
- Natural regeneration;
- Growing trees for timber, and advice on selling the timber;
- Thinning and felling;
- The factors involved in buying and owning woodlands, including where to find grants;
- How to write a management plan.
And much more!
About the Author
Over the last three and a half decades Chris Starr has worked throughout the United Kingdom in education, woodland management and forest policy. He studied forestry at Bangor University and went on to qualify as a Chartered Forester. He taught at the National School of Forestry for over twenty years.
In 2010 the Institute of Chartered Foresters awarded Chris their highest honour for services to the profession. He was awarded an OBE for 'Services to British Forestry and Forestry Education' in the 2013 New Year's Honours.