Alan Mitchell s Trees of Britain

Alan Mitchell s Trees of Britain
Author: Alan F. Mitchell,Alan Mitchell
Publsiher: Whitman Publishing & Distribution Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1996
Genre: Trees
ISBN: MINN:31951D00906478H

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A Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Northern Europe

A Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Northern Europe
Author: Alan F. Mitchell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1974
Genre: Trees
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032662319

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Street Trees in Britain

Street Trees in Britain
Author: Mark Johnston
Publsiher: Windgather Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-31
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781911188261

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The trees which line many of the streets in our towns and cities can often be regarded as part of a heritage landscape. Despite the difficult conditions of an urban environment, these trees may live for 100 years or more and represent Ôliving historyÕ in the midst of our modern streetscapes. This is the first book on the history of BritainÕs street trees and it gives a highly readable, authoritative and often amusing account of their story, from the tree-lined promenades of the seventeenth century to the majestic boulevards that grace some of our modern city centers. The impact of the Victorian street tree movement is examined, not only in the major cities but also in the rapidly developing suburbs that continued to expand through the twentieth century. There are fascinating descriptions of how street trees have helped to improve urban conditions in spa towns and seaside resorts and also in visionary initiatives such as the model villages, garden cities, garden suburbs and new towns. While much of the book focuses on the social and cultural history of our street trees, the last three chapters look at the practicalities of how these trees have been engineered into concrete landscapes. This includes the many threats to street trees over the years, such as pollution, conflict with urban infrastructure, pests and diseases and what is probably the greatest threat in recent times Ð the dramatic growth in car ownership. Street Trees in Britain will have particular appeal to those interested in heritage landscapes, urban history and the natural and built environment. Some of its themes were introduced in the authorÕs previous work, the widely acclaimed Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture.

Tree Cultures

Tree Cultures
Author: Paul Cloke,Owain Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2020-07-12
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781000213522

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The relationship between nature and culture has become a popular focus in social science, but there have been few grounded accounts of trees. Providing shelter, fuel, food and tools, trees have played a vital role in human life from the earliest times, but their role in symbolic expression has been largely overlooked. For example, trees are often used to express nationalistic feelings. Germans drew heavily on tree and forest imagery in nation-building, and the idea of 'hearts of oak' has been central to concepts of English identity. Classic scenes of ghoulish trees coming to life and forests closing in on unsuspecting passers-by commonly feature in the media. In other instances, trees are used to represent paradisical landscapes and symbolize the ideologies of conservation and concern for nature. Offering new theoretical ideas, this book looks at trees as agents that co-constitute places and cultures in relationship with human agency. What happens when trees connect with human labour, technology, retail and consumption systems? What are the ethical dimensions of these connections? The authors discuss how trees can affect and even define notions of place, and the ways that particular places are recognized culturally. Working trees, companion trees, wild trees and collected or conserved trees are considered in relation to the dynamic politics of conservation and development that affect the values given to trees in the contemporary world. Building on the growing field of landscape study, this book offers rich insights into the symbolic and practical roles of trees. It will be vital reading for anyone interested in the anthropology of landscape, forestry, conservation and development, and for those concerned with the social science of nature.

The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry 3rd Edition

The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry  3rd Edition
Author: Peter S Savill
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2019-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781786393920

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British woodlands and forests are often located on sites and in regions that are marginal for agriculture; many are at high elevations and exposed, with short growing seasons. Wherever forests are located, site and climatic conditions must dictate species choice in forest management. This book provides a detailed guide to the biological suitability of different sites and soils for all important native trees and the most extensively used exotics. Apart from physical difficulties such as steepness and stoniness, forest soils also frequently have problems associated with them. They can be waterlogged or drought-prone, suffer from extremes of acidity or alkalinity, or have compacted layers. The book provides information on species' suitability for different purposes. It includes details of species' origin and introduction (where applicable), as well as their climatic and soil requirements and other silvicultural characteristics. Information about provenance, yield and timber is also provided. Fully updated throughout, this 3rd edition puts more emphasis on species suitable for changing climatic conditions, with accounts of several species that may become more prominent in British forests: including several silver firs, hickories, eucalypts, spruces, poplars and wingnuts. The book concludes with simple keys for identifying the trees most likely to be encountered in British forests. It is an essential resource for students, researchers and forestry professionals.

British Native Trees Their Past and Present Uses

British Native Trees   Their Past and Present Uses
Author: Piers Warren
Publsiher: Wildeye
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2006-03
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780954189952

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This unique book explores the past and present uses of products (wood, bark, fruit, sap, etc.) of the 35 species of British native trees. This book is for smallholders, wood owners, tree surgeons, gardeners, and anyone who loves trees. (Gardening/Horticulture)

Trees Beyond the Wood colour

Trees Beyond the Wood  colour
Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Christine Handley,Mauro Agnoletti,Tomasz Samojlik
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2024
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781904098508

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Trees in Towns and Cities

Trees in Towns and Cities
Author: Mark Johnston
Publsiher: Windgather Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781909686632

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This is the first book on the history of trees in Britain’s towns and cities and the people who have planted and cared for them. It is a highly readable and authoritative account of the trees in our urban landscapes from the Romans to the present day, including public parks, private gardens, streets, cemeteries and many other open spaces. It charts how our appreciation of urban trees and woodland has evolved into our modern understanding of the many environmental, economic and social benefits of our urban forests. A description is also given of the various threats to these trees over the centuries, such as pollution damage during the Industrial Revolution and the recent ravages of Dutch elm disease. Central and local government initiatives are examined together with the contribution of civic and amenity societies. However, this historical account is not just a catalogue of significant events but gives a deeper analysis by exploring fundamental issues such as who owned those treed landscapes, why they were created and who had access to them. The book concludes with the fascinating story of how trees have contributed to efforts to improve urban conditions through various ‘visions of urban green’ such as the model villages, garden cities, garden suburbs and the new towns. Studies in garden and landscape history have often been preoccupied with those belonging to the rich and powerful. This book focuses particularly on working people and the extent to which they have been able to enjoy urban trees and greenspace. It will appeal to a general readership, especially those with an interest in garden history, heritage landscapes and the natural and built environment. Its meticulous referencing will also ensure it is much appreciated by students and academics pursuing further reading and research. It is written by an internationally renowned arboriculturist who combines a passion for trees with a sound understanding of British social and cultural history.