Getting Started in Your Own Wood

Getting Started in Your Own Wood

by Julian Evans, Will Rolls


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Getting Started in Your Own Wood by Julian Evans, Will Rolls

Owning a small wood or being able to help look after one well has become an increasingly popular subject. Getting Started in Your Own Wood has all you need to know about the basics. It is written by experts committed to the care and stewardship of woodland resources and provides practical advice and guidance for those coming to woodland management for the first time.

Getting Started in Your Own Wood is an expanded and updated edition of Julian Evans’s hugely successful Badgers, Beeches and Blisters, first published in the UK in 2006 and reprinted four times. Every chapter has been revised, and two new chapters were added by Will Rolls on firewood and tree pests and diseases. This revised and expanded edition includes:

• Owning or caring for a wood

• First steps

• Planting and caring for trees

• Natural regeneration

• Cleaning, pruning, thinning, and felling

• Coppicing and pollarding

• Woodland crafts and products

• Firewood and wood to burn

• Enriching the wood for wildlife

• Keeping your wood safe from pests and diseases

• Advice and where to get help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856232128
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Julian Evans is a forest scientist who has owned and managed a 30-acre wood for thirty years. He has written and edited some sixteen books on forestry, including two that tell the story of his own wood, A Wood of Our Own and What Happened to Our Wood. He is currently president of Britain’s Institute of Chartered Foresters. In 1997 he was appointed to the Order of the British Empire for his services to forestry and the third world.

Will Rolls first started in the biomass industry working for the Forestry Commission as a regional woodfuel coordinator in the East Midlands. He moved to Forest Research in 2009 and currently works for the Biomass Energy Centre, a specialist technical-advisory unit providing impartial advice on woodfuel and biomass production and use. The Log Book is a personal project in response to many inquiries from the public that show a poor level of understanding of how to use wood-burning stoves.

Table of Contents

1 Owning or Caring for a Wood 1

2 First Steps 5

3 Enjoying Your Wood 19

4 Guests and Visitors 31

5 When You May Need Permission 41

6 Growing and Caring for Trees 47

7 Woodland Crafts and Produce 80

8 Firewood and Wood to Burn 95

9 Enriching Your Wood for Wildlife: Some Practical Tips to Increase Biodiversity 107

10 Keeping Your Wood Safe 117

11 Advice and Where to Get Help 133


Glossary 142

Acronyms 144

Notes of Common Woodland Trees 146

Further Reading 154

Organisations to Join 156

Some Useful Addresses 158

Index 159

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