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We are often asked about sources of arboriculture information or sometimes to recommended tree surgery books or for good a tree identification book.

This is especially true of those studying tree surgery courses, or thinking about becoming a tree surgeon. And also by those interested in books relating to the environment, permaculture or sustainability issues. There are some excellent arboriculture books on the market and we list quite a few below that may be of interest to our visitors.

Here is a recommended list of books and literature on trees and tree related subjects as well as a wider book list for environmental / green / sustainability issues in general.

 

Tree Books - Arboriculture

 

Modern Arboriculture - Tree Book - Arboriculture Book - Shigo
Tree Pruning - Tree Book - Arboriculture Book - Shigo
A body language of trees - Tree Book - Arboriculture Book - Matteck Breloer
Modern Arboriculture
Alex L. Shigo
A classic text book for the serious arborist.
Excellent for tree surgery students and those who want to understand trees from the inside out
 
Tree Pruning: Worldwide Photo Guide
Alex L. Shigo
Essential reading for good tree surgery practice. For the professional Arborist
The Body Language of Trees: A Handbook...
C. Mattheck,
H. Breloer

An in-depth and important book for the professional tree surgeon, tree surveyor & consultant
The Principles of Tree Hazard
D. Lonsdale
Illustrates the hazards that arise from growth or decay of trees. In depth sections on fungi. A book for arborists, tree surveyors & arboricultural consultants
Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees - Tree Books - Arboriculture Books - Strouts Winter Fungal Strategies of Decay in Trees The Arboriculturalist's Companion - Tree Book - Arboriculture Book - James Chainsaw operators manual - Tree Surgery Tree Surgeon Book - Kestel
Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees
R.G. Strouts, T.G. Winter
Invaluable, one of the most useful books for the tree surgeon and tree manager. Clear photos and descriptions allows for correct diagnosis of ill-health and potential risks
Fungal Strategies of Decay in Trees
F. Schwarze,
J. Engels,
C. Mattheck,
W. Linnard

Good photos of fungi and wood decay. In depth fundamentals of wood pathology.
However the index is poor.
The Arboriculturalist's Companion
N.D.G. James
A classic book for those in professional tree surgery. This is usually a recommended book for students of arboriculture
Chainsaw Operators Manual
Bernard Kestel
Considered as an the essential safety book for all professional and recreational users of chainsaws. Also covers basic cross cutting, simple tree felling and problem tree felling. A help to those taking NPTC chainsaw certificates
Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines  - Arboriculture Book A New Tree Biology - Alex Shigo - Tree Surgery Book Tree Roots in the Built Environment - Tree Surgery Arboriculture Book  
Arboriculture:
Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
R. W. Harris, J. R. Clark
N. P. Matheny
A New Tree Biology
Alex Shigo
Tree Roots in the Built Environment
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Manual of Wood Decays in Trees
K. Weber & C. Mattheck

 

 

Tree Books - General

 

Trees Their Natural History - General Tree Books - Thomas
Meetings with Remarkable Trees - Tree Book General - Thomas Pakenham
Remarkable Trees of the World - Tree Book General - Thomas Pakenham
The Ancient Yew - Tree Book General - Robert Bevan-Jones
Trees:
Their Natural History

P.A. Thomas
A greatly detailed but simply written book on trees. General tree history as well as in depth treatment of different species. Good for students and those who just have a love of trees
Meetings with Remarkable Trees
Thomas Pakenham
Remarkable Trees of the World
Thomas Pakenham
The Ancient Yew
Robert Bevan-Jones
My life, my trees - Tree Book - Richard St Barbe Baker Tree Wisdom - Tree Book General - Jacqueline Memory Paterson Mythic Woods: The World's Most Remarkable Forests - Tree Book General - Roberts Pakenham The Celtic Wisdom of Trees - Tree Book General - Jane Gifford
My Life, My Trees
Richard St Barbe Baker
Tree Wisdom
J.M. Paterson
Mythic Woods: The World's Most Remarkable Forests
J. Roberts,
T. Pakenham
The Celtic Wisdom of Trees
Jane Gifford
Oak - A British History - Tree Book Oak: The Frame of Civilisation The Secret Life of Trees - Tree Book
British Native Trees
Their Past and Present Uses

Piers Warren
A delightful, easy to read book packed with information about trees and burning wood. Excellent in-depth appraisal of using firewood logs as fuel
Oak:
A British History

E. Harris, J. Harris,
N.D.G James
Oak:
The Frame Of Civilisation

William Bryant Logan
The Secret Life
of Trees

Colin Tudge
"A love letter to Trees"
This an absolutely fantastic books. If you love trees you will love this book. You will be surprised and enthralled at the insights and tree information that will add to your tree knowledge. An absolute must. Highly recommended!

 

 

Tree Books - Identification

 

Collins Tree Guide - Tree Identification Books - Johnson More Trees in Britain - Tree Identification Book - Roger Phillips Mitchell Beazley  Pocket Guide to Trees - Tree Book General - Rushforth Tree Identification Book - Tree Identification books - Symonds
Collins Tree Guide
O. Johnson & D. More
Trees in Britain
Roger Phillips
Mitchell Beazley
Pocket Guide to Trees

Keith Rushforth
The Tree Identification Book
George Symonds

 

 

Woodlands & Woodland Management Books

 

Woodland Way - Woodland Management Books - Ben Law
Caring for Small Woods - Woodland Management Book - Ken Broad
Woodlands Practical Handbook - Woodland Management Book - Agate BTCV
Ecoforestry - Eco Forestry - Sustainable Woodland Management Book - Drengenson & Taylor
The Woodland Way
Ben Law
Caring for Small Woods
Ken Broad
Woodlands: A Practical Handbook
E. Agate (BTCV)
EcoForestry - The Art & Science of Trees & Woodland
Drengenson & Taylor
Ecology & Management of Coppice Woodlands - Woodland Management 

Book - Buckley Tall Trees & Small Woods - How to grow and tend them - Woodland management book -  

Mutch Trees in my forest - Woodland Management Book -  Bernd Heinrich Woodland Conservation & Management - Woodland Mangement Books - 

Peterken
Ecology & Management of Coppice Woodlands
G.P. Buckley
Tall Trees & Small Woods - How to Grow and Tend them
W. Mutch
Trees in my forest
Bernd Heinrich
Woodland Conservation & Management
George Peterken
Woodland Habitats - Woodland Management Book Natural Woodland - Woodland tree book - Woodland Management Ancient Woodland - History of Woodland & Woodland Management - Oliver Rackham
Fundamental Woodland
Management

Booklet from the Small Woods Assoc.
Woodland Habitats
H. J. Read M. Frater
Natural Woodland
George F Peterken
Ancient Woodland
Oliver Rackham

Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape - Woodland and 

Woodland Management Book
Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape
Oliver Rackham

Forest Mensuration
Forestry Commission

 

 

Countryside Management Books

 

Hedging Practical Handbook - Countryside Management Books - Agate BTCV Dry Stone Walling Practical Handbook - Countryside Management 

Books - Brooks BTCV Fencing Practical Handbook - Countryside Management Books - Agate BTCV Tree Planting & Aftercare Practical Handbook - Countryside 

Management Books - Agate BTCV
Hedging: A Practical Handbook
E. Agate (BTCV)
Dry Stone Walling:
A Practical Handbook

A. Brooks, et al (BTCV)
Fencing: A Practical Handbook
E. Agate (BTCV)
Tree Planting & Aftercare:
A Practical Handbook

E. Agate (BTCV)

 

 

Permaculture Books

 

Permaculture Manual - Permaculture Books - Mollison Earth Care Manual - Permaculture Books - Whitefield Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability - 

Permaculture Book - Holmgren Permaculture - A Beginners Guide - Permaculture Book - G Burnett
Permaculture:
A Designer's Manual

Bill Mollison
The Earth Care Manual
P. Whitefield
Permaculture: Principles & Pathways beyond sustainability
David Holmgren
Permaculture:
A Beginner's Guide

G. Burnett
Gaia's Garden - Guide tpo David Holmgren: Collected Permaculture Writings - Permaculture Books - Holmgren Introduction to Permaculture - Permaculture Book - Mollison Permaculture Teacher's Guide - Permaculture Books - Goldring
Gaia's Garden
T. Hemenway
David Holmgren: Collected Permaculture Writings
D. Holmgren
Introduction to Permaculture
B. Mollison
Permaculture Teacher's Guide
Andy Goldring
Permaculture in a Nutshell - Permaculture Book - P. Whitfield Permaculture Garden - Permaculture Book - G. Bell Permaculture Way - Permaculture Book - Earth Users Guide to Permaculture
Permacultue
in a Nutshell

P. Whitefield
The Permaculture
Garden

G. Bell
The Permaculture
Way

G. Bell
Earth users guide to Permaculture
R. Morrow

Sustainable / Ecological Building Books

 


Green building bible - Sustainable & Ecological Books - Hall The Good House Book - Sustainable / Ecological Building - Snell Earth to Spirit - Sustainable / Ecological Building - Pearson Building a Low Impact Roundhouse - Sustainable & Ecological Building Books - 

Wrench
The Green Building Bible
Ed. Keith Hall
The Good House Book
Clarke Snell
Earth to Spirit
David Pearson
Building a Low Impact Roundhouse
T. Wrench
Ecohouse - A Design Guide - Sustainable & Ecological building Books - Roaf New Organic Architecture - Sustainable & Ecological Building Books - Pearson Spirit & Place - Sustainable & Ecological Building Book - Day <Building Inside Nature's Envelope - Ecological Building Book - Wasowski
Ecohouse
A Design Guide

S. Roaf
New Organic
Architecture

David Pearson
Spirit & Place
C Day
Building Inside Nature's Envelope
A. Wasowski
Shelter - Sustainable / Ecological Building - Khan Home Work - Sustainable & Ecological Building Books - Khan How to Build Your Low Impact Dwelling
Built by Hand
Steen and Komatsu
Shelter
L. Khan
Home Work
L. Khan
How to Build your
Low Impact Dwelling

Volumes 1 & 2

The art of natural building - ecological building books - kennedy
The Art of Natural Building
Joseph Kennedy et al

 

 

Organic Farming / Vegetable / Plant Books

 

Plants for a future - Organic  Farming books - Fern The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist Success with Apples and Pears to Eat and Drink - Orchard Books The New Book of Apples
Plants for a Future:
Edible & Useful Plants for a Healthier World

Ken Fern
A fantastic book. A valuable list of easily grown plants. Useful as well as being good for the environment
The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist
Michael Phillips
Managing, marketing, and
maintaining an organic orchard.
Success with Apples and Pears to Eat & Drink
Alan Rowe
The book contains an interesting history of apples and pears, as well as a great guide to growing
The New Book of Apples: The Definitive Guide to Over 2000 Varieties
The Earl of Selborne An exhaustive guide to apples!!
     
Traditional Orcharding
Fred C. Sears
     

 

Environment & Environmental Issues

 

The Revenge of Gaia - Environmental books - James Lovelock Peace is Every Step - Thich Nhat Hanh
The Revenge of Gaia
James Lovelock 
Peace is Every Step
Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Resurgence Magazine

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