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Selected references

A new book - The cultural heritage of woodlands in the South East

A new book focusing on woodland heritage has recently been published by the Forestry Commission, Natural England, and AONB partners. Entitled ‘The cultural heritage of woodlands in the South East’, the book was produced by the SE AONBs Woodlands Programme, one of four programmes across the country funded by the Countryside Agency (now part of Natural England) and the Forestry Commission.

This book was commissioned by the Programme on behalf of the High Weald, Kent Downs, and Surrey Hills AONBs, three areas where the history of woodlands and woodland use, and the way these have shaped each landscape are a large extent intertwined. The book, however, places these AONBs in the wider context of the South East, by examining the cultural heritage of woodlands across the region.

The book will shortly be available on the Forestry Commission website for the South East region. To obtain a printed copy, please contact Heather Pettitt at the Forestry Commission’s South East Conservancy office at Alice Holt. For more information on the production of the report, please contact the Forestry Commission’s SE Native Woodlands Officer, Patrick McKernan: patrick.mckernan@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Exploring your woodlands history

The Clowes Wood Archaeological Project 2002-2004: A guide for community groups and woodland owners (PDF-2559K)

Other selected references 

Bannister, N.R. (1996). Woodland archaeology in Surrey: Its recognition and management. Surrey County Council, Kingston.

Crow, P. (2004). Managing the historic environment in woodland: the vital role of research (PDF-1180K). Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2002-2003. Forest Research, Farnham.

Crow, P. (2003). Community woodland establishment on the Avon Levels and archaeological site assessment: a case study. Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 13.

Crow, P. and Moffat, A.J. (2005). The management of the archaeological resource in UK wooded landscapes: An environmental perspective. Conservation and Management of Archaeolgical Sites. Vol 7, No 2, 103-116.

Crow, P. and Yarnell, T. (2002). Preservation or destruction? Archaeological site management in woodland environments. Forestry and British Timber, January, 14 - 16.

Dunwell, A.J. and Trout, R.C. (1999). Burrowing animals and archaeology. Technical Advice Note 16. Historic Scotland, Edinburgh.

Evans, J.G. (1999). Land & archaeology: History of human environment in the British Isles. Tempus, Stroud.

Fojut, N. (2002). Forestry and archaeology in Scotland: Ten years on. Scottish Forestry 56 (4), 200 - 210.

Forestry Commission (1995). Forests and archaeology guidelines. HMSO, London.

Harmer, R. and Howe, J. (2003). The silviculture and management of coppice woodlands. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Hunter, J. and Ralston, I. eds (1993). Archaeological resource management in the UK: An introduction. Sutton Publishing, Stroud.  

Hunter, J. and Ralston, I. eds (1999). The archaeology of Britain: An introduction from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Industrial Revolution. Routledge, London.

Muir, R. (2000). The NEW reading the landscape: Fieldwork in landscape history. University of Exeter Press, Exeter.

PAWS conference abstracts (PDF-419K).  Warwick conference September 2002, published by the Woodland Trust.

Quelch, P. (2001). Ancient wood pasture in Scotland. – 56 page illustrated pdf file downloadable from the Ancient Tree Forum web site.

Smout, T.C. (ed.) (1997). Scottish woodland history. Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh.

Smout, T.C. (ed.) (2002). People and woods in Scotland: a history. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Spencer, J. (2002). Ancient woodland on the Forestry Commission estate in England. Forest Enterprise, Edinburgh.

Thompson, R., Humphrey, J., Harmer, R. and Ferris, R. (2003). Restoration of native woodland on ancient woodland sites. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Watkins, C. (1990). Britain’s ancient woodland: woodland management and conservation. David and Charles Publishers plc, Newton Abbot.

White, J.E.J. (1998). Estimating the age of large veteran trees in Britain. Forestry Commission Information Note 12. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Yarnell, T. (1999). Woods and forests in the rural landscape: cultural heritage, conservation and management. In: J.Grenville, ed., Managing the historic rural landscape. 101 - 110. Routledge, London.

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Veteran trees: Selected further reading

English Nature – Various publications on veteran trees are available from the English Nature web site, some as freely downloadable documents.

English Nature, (1996). Guide to the care of ancient trees. English Nature, Peterborough.

English Nature, (2000). Veteran trees: a guide to grants. English Nature, Peterborough.

Forest Enterprise, (2002). Life in the Deadwood: A guide to managing deadwood in Forestry Commission forests. Forest Enterprise, Edinburgh.

Leslie, R. (1997). Forest Enterprise management of veteran trees. Quarterly Journal of Forestry. 91 (3), 237-240.

Lonsdale, D. (1999). Principles of tree hazard assessment and Management. Department of Environment, Transport and Regions, and the Forestry Commission. Research for Amenity Trees 7. The Stationery Office, London.

Morton, A. (1998). Tree heritage of Britain and Ireland. Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury.

Quelch, P. (1997). Ancient trees in Scotland. In: T.C. Smout (ed.) Scottish woodland history. Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh.

Quelch, P. (2001). Ancient wood pasture in Scotland. – 56 page illustrated pdf file downloadable from the Ancient Tree Forum web site.

Read, H.J. (ed.) (1991). Pollard and veteran tree management. Corporation of London.

Read, H.J. (ed.) (1996) Pollard and veteran tree management II. Corporation of London.

Read, H.J. (2000). Veteran Trees: a guide to good management. English Nature, Peterborough.

Spencer, J. (1997). Veteran Trees in the New Forest. Quarterly Journal of Forestry. 91 (3), 241-243.

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For further information contact

Peter Crow
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Farnham
Surrey GU10 4LH

Tel: 01420 526168
Fax: 01420 23653
Email: peter.crow@forestry.gsi.gov.uk