• Managing native broadleaved woodland

Managing native broadleaved woodland

Cover of handbookWhat native broadleaved woodland managers need to know; a new handbook that provides answers to questions that woodland managers ask and covers topics including use of grazing animals, uneven aged silviculture and management for nature conservation.


Native woodlands occupy an important place in both our countryside and cultural heritage. They continue to be managed to provide timber and wood but nowadays are often equally valued as habitats for wildlife and areas for recreation.

Unique combinations of site factors and management history have created woodlands of widely differing character. For example, native broadleaved woodland may be ancient and semi-natural, or recent and planted. It may be composed of high forest, coppice or wood pasture and comprise native species or those such as sweet chestnut which have become accepted as typical woodland species in some parts of the country. Woodland types differ widely across Britain, from the lowland yew and beechwoods of the chalk downlands of southern England to the treeline woodlands and Atlantic hazelwoods of the north and west Highlands of Scotland.

About the handbook

The aim of this handbook is to provide advice that will help managers understand and manage their woodland:

  • A wide variety of subjects are covered, from identifying woodland communities and management planning, to silvicultural techniques, nature conservation and vegetation management – including the use of grazing animals.
  • The background and principles of each topic are explained and case studies are used throughout.
  • Interactions between site characteristics and historic management are also considered in relation to future management options.
  • The handbook also highlights the questions that managers should ask, when considering management options for their woodlands, that take account of location, site characteristics and objectives.

How to order

ISBN: 9780114973445

Price: £30.

Order online from: www.tsoshop.co.uk.

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Tel: 0870 600 552
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