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You will find links to some of the publishers listed here at Links. Note that organistations such as the Society of Irish Foresters provide details of their own publications.

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Hart, C (1991), Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor, Sutton Publishing

Hibberd, B G (1991), Forestry Practice Forestry Commission, Handbook 6

Lane, A & Tait, J (1990), Practical Conservation Woodlands, Hodder & Stoughton

Marren, P (1990), Woodland Heritage, Nature Conservancy Council (UK)


Plantation Establishment and Protection:

Aldhous, J R & Mason W L (1994), Forest Nursery Practice. Forestry Commission Bulletin 111

Edlin, H (1985), Broadleaves. Forestry Commission Booklet 20

Anon. (1998) Forests and soil conservation guidelines. Forestry Commission

Richards, E G, Aaron, J R, Savage, G F D'A & Williams M R W (1988), Trees as a farm crop. BSP Professional Books

Rodwell, J S (1991) British Plant Communities, Vol 1 : Woodlands and Scrub. Cambridge University Press

Soutar, R G and Peterken, G F (1989) Regional Lists of native trees and shrubs for use in afforestation schemes. Arboricultural Journal 13. 33 - 43

Taylor, C N A (1991), Forest fertilisation in Britain. Forestry Commission Bulletin 95.


Pests and Protection:

Bevan, D (1987), Forest Insects. Forestry Commission Handbook 1

Dobson, M & Patch, D (1997) Trees in dispute. Arboricultural Advisory and Information Service, Farnham Arboricultural practice notes no. 3

Game Conservancy (1987), Deer Management in small woodlands

Gregory S C & Redfern D B (1998) Diseases and disorders of forest trees : a guide to identifying causes of ill-health in woods and plantations. Field Book 16. Forestry Commission

International Society of Arboriculture (1997) Tree preservation orders. National Association of Tree Officers "Life Long Learning" endorsed publication

James, N D G (1989), The Foresters Companion. 4th Edition. Chapters II, XII (Nurseries\Pests, Diseases), Blackwell

Melville, R C, Tee, L A & Rennolls, K (1983), Assessment of Wildlife Damage in forests. Forestry Commission Leaflet 82

Palmer, H (Ed.) (1997) Trees for shelter. Forestry Commission

Pepper, H W (1992), Forest Fencing. Forestry Commission Bulletin 102

Potter, M J (1991), Treeshelters. Forestry Commission Handbook 7.

Rowe, J (1980), Grey Squirrel Control. Forestry Commission leaflet 56


Woodland\Forest Management:

Joyce, PM, et al. (1998) Silviculture and Forest Management No. 5, Establishment of Broadleaves. Coford, Dublin

Joyce, PM, et al. (1998) Silviculture and Forest Management No. 6, Silviculture of Broadleaves. Coford, Dublin

Joyce, P.M., J. Huss, R. McCarthy, A. Pfeifer and E. Hendrick. 1998. Growing broadleaves - silvicultural guidelines for ash, sycamore, wild cherry and oak in Ireland. Cofard, Dublin.

Dutch, J (1995), The effect of whole tree harvesting on early growth of Sitka spruce on an uplands restocking site

Forestry Authority Research Information Note 261

Evans J. Natural Regeneration of Broadleaves. Forestry Commission Bulletin 78

Ferris-Kaan, R (1991), Edge Management in Woodlands. Forestry Commission Occasional Paper 28

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Wet woodlands, Practice Guide 008, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Native Pinewoods, Practice Guide 007, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Upland Birchwoods, Practice Guide 006, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Upland Birchwoods, Practice Guide 006, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Upland Oakwoods, Practice Guide 005, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Upland Mixed Ashwoods, Practice Guide 004, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Lowland Mixed Broadleaved Woods, Practice Guide 003, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Lowland Beech-Ash Woods, Practice Guide 002, Forestry Commission

Anon. (1994), The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands: Lowland Acid Beech and Oak Woods, Practice Guide 001, Forestry Commission

Hamilton, G J (1975), Forest Mensuration Handbook, Forestry Commission Booklet 39

Harris, E H M (1983), Forestry and Conservation, Royal Forestry Society

Matthews, J D (1989), Silvicultural Systems, Clarendon Press

Mutch, W. E. S. (1998) Tall trees and small woods: how to grow and tend them

Nature Conservancy Council (UK) (1990), Coppiced Woodlands

National Conservancy Council (1990), Nature Conservation and afforestation in Britain, Nature Conservancy Council (UK)

Peterken, G (1993), Woodland Conservation and Management, Second Edition, Chapman & Hall

Peterken, G (1995) Natural Woodland: Ecology and Conservation in Northern Temperate Regions, Cambridge University Press

Rackham, O (1998) The last forest: the story of Hatfield Forest, Phoenix Giant

Redfern, D, Boswell, R & Proudfoot, J (1995), Forest Condition 1994, Forestry Authority Research Information Note 262

Savill, P S & Evans (1986), Plantation Silviculture in Temperate Regions, Oxford Scientific Publications

Watkins, C (1990), Woodland Management and Conservation, Nature Conservancy Council (UK)

Watkins, C (Ed) (1993), Ecological Effects of Afforestation

Yorke, D M B (1992), The Management of Continuous Cover Conifer Forests, Continuous Cover Forestry Group, UK.

Hart, C (1995), Alternative silvicultural systems to clearcutting in Britain:
a review, Forestry Commission Bulletin 115, HMSO, London.

Oliver, C D and Larson, B C (1996), Forest stand dynamics, John Wiley and Son, New York.



Miller, K T (1985), Windthrow Hazard Classification, Forestry Commission leaflet 85

Quine, C (1994), An improved understanding of windthrow - moving from hazard towards risk. Forestry Authority Research Information Note, 257

Quine, CP & Reynard, B R (1990), A new series of Windthrow Monitoring Areas in Upland Britain. Forestry Commission Occasional Paper 25

Quine, C, Coutts, M, Gardiner, B & Pyatt, G (1995) Forests and Wind: Management to Minimise Damage, Forestry Authority, Bulletin 114


Conservation/Recreation and Landscape:

Thompson, DG (1998) Current status of oak (Quercus robur and Q. petraea ) in Ireland. Unpublished. Coillte, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

Neilan, J (1997) Review of the silviculture and management of the principal broadleaved tree species growing in Ireland. MSc (Ag.) Thesis, National University of Ireland.

Neff, MJ (1974) Woodland conservation in the Republic of Ireland. Pp. 273-285 in Colloques Phytosociologiques III. La Végétation des Forêts Caducifoliées (J.M.Gehu, ed.). J. Cramer.Vaduz.

Cross, J (1987) Status and value of native broadleaved woodland. Irish Forestry 44(2):81-88.

Fennessy, J (1998) Seed stands - a strategic resource for Irish forestry. Pp. 35-36 in Forestry Yearbook 1999. The Irish Timber Growers Asssociation, Dublin.

Benson, J & Willis, K (1991), The Demand for Forests for Recreation, Forestry Commission Paper No 2

Benson, JF & Willis, KG (1992) Valuing Informal Recreation on the Forestry Commission Estate, Forestry Commission Bulletin 104

Cannell, M G R, Malcolm, D C & Robertson, P A (1992), The Ecology Mixed-Species Stands of Trees, Blackwell Scientific Publications

Ferris-Kaan, R (Ed) (1991), Edge Management in Woodlands, Forestry Commission Occasional Paper 28

Forest Authority (1992), Forest Recreation Guidelines

Forest Authority (1993), Forest and Water Guidelines, 3rd Ed.

Kirby, K (1992), Woodland and Wildlife, Whittet Books

London Ecology Unit (1993), Nature Conservation in Community Forests. Ecology Handbook 23 LEU

Lucas, Oliver W. (1991), Design of Forest Landscapes. British Forestry Commission, Oxford University Press, New York

Nature Conservancy Council (UK) (1990), Woodland rides and glades

Whiteman, A (1993), Using Household Surveys to estimate forest visitor numbers. Forest Authority Research Information. Note 237


Harvesting and Marketing:

National Audit Office (1993), Forest Commission (UK): Timber harvesting and Marketing


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