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A selection of publications and contact points for further information.
National and regional organisations
Association (AA): professional organisation; publishes guidelines. Tel:
Arboricultural Advisory and Information Service (AAIS): Tree Helpline; research, publications. Tel: 0897 161147.
Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB): advice on sustainable building including timber use. Tel: 01559 370908.
British Standards Institution (BSI): set and publish standards. Tel: 020 7629 9000.
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV): publishes good practical guides on conservation including the Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland book on growing native trees from seed.
Forestry Authority SE England Conservancy: statutory body for forestry, including Woodland Grant Scheme, felling licences. Tel: 01420 23337.
Health and Safety Executive: investigates breaches of H&S legislation.
National House Building Council (NHBC): builders’ organisation; set and publish guidelines. Tel: 01494 434477.
National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG): utilities’ organisation; set and publish guidelines. Tel: 020 7 344 5720.
National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC): training body for tree work. Tel: 024 76696553.
National Small Woodlands Association: independent woodland owners’ group.Tel: 01743 792644.
The Tree Council: consortium of tree groups, organise Tree Week. Tel: 020 7828 9928.
Wessex Coppice Group: promotes coppice and coppice crafts. Tel: 01962 772030.
Hampshire Coppice Craftsmens Group: "putting life into your landscape".
Woodlots SE England: market for selling & buying timber & woodland produce. Tel: 01580 879552.
|A Aikman||Tree Houses||Hale||1988|
|J Bennett||Wild about the Garden||Boxtree/Channel 4||1998|
|PG Biddle||Tree Root Damage to Buildings||Willowmead||1998|
|British Standards Institution||BS 3998 Recommendations for Tree Work||BSI||1989|
|British Standards Institution||BS 3936 Specification for Nursery Stock||BSI||1992|
|British Standards Institution||BS 5837 Guide for Trees in Relation to Construction||BSI||1991|
|A Brooks||Woodlands: a practical conservation handbook||BTCV||1980|
|JA Capel and DH Thorman||A Guide to Tree Pruning||AA||1994|
|D Browne||Our Trees: a guide to growing Northern Ireland’s native trees from seed||CVNI||1990|
|Department of Environment||Protected Trees||HMSO||1999|
|M Dobson and D Patch||Trees in Dispute||AAIS||1997|
|English Nature||Guide to the Care of Ancient Trees||HMSO||1996|
|N Ferguson||Right Plant, Right Place||Pan||1984|
|K Fern||Plants for a Future||Permanent Publications||1997|
|Forestry Commission||The Recognition of Hazardous Trees||HMSO||1992|
|R Hart||Forest Gardening||Green Books||1991|
|H Johnson||Encyclopaedia of Trees||Mitchell Beazley||1984|
|C Kelway||Seaside Gardening||Collingridge||1962|
|B Kiser||Trees and Aftercare||BTCV||1996|
|C Mattheck and H Breloer||The Body Language of Trees||HMSO||1994|
|JE Milner/Channel 4||The Tree Book||Collins and Brown|
|A Mitchell||Trees of Britain and Northern Europe||Collins||1978|
|A Mitchell and A Coombes||The Garden Tree Book||Weidenfeld and Nicolson||1998|
|NHBC Standards||Chapter 4.2 Buildings near Trees||NHBC|
|NJUG||Guidelines for the planning, installation and maintenance of utility services in proximity to trees||NJUG||1995|
|G Peterken||Woodland Conservation and Management||Chapman and Hall||1993|
|R Phillips||Trees in Britain, Europe and North America||Pan||1978|
|O Rackham||Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape||Dent||1976|
|AL Shigo||Tree Pruning||Shigo and Trees||1989|
|RG Strouts and TG Winter||Diagnosis of Ill-Health in Trees||HMSO||1994|
|GS Thomas||Plants for Ground Cover||Dent||1977|
|Tree People with A and K Lipkis||The Simple Act of Planting a Tree||Jeremy P Tarcher Inc||1996|
Compiled by Rowan Adams, former Tree and Landscape Officer, for the Isle of Wight Council. Reproduced by kind permission.