Tree Resources
A selection of publications and contact points for further information.

National and regional organisations

Arboricultural Association (AA): professional organisation; publishes guidelines. Tel: 01794 368717.
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)Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet: 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.