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The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

By: Peter S Savill(Author), Rosemary Wise(Illustrator)

280 pages, 5 plates with colour photos; 38 b/w line drawings

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Oct 2016 | Edition: 2 | #233270 | ISBN-13: 9781786391933
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Hardback | Feb 2013 | Edition: 2 | #202258 | ISBN-13: 9781780640266
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About this book

Fully updated throughout, this new edition describes the silvicultural characteristics of trees commonly grown in the UK, including all important native species and a selection of some of the most significant exotics. With details of climatic zones, soils, productivity, pests and diseases, The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry provides concise but detailed information regarding the establishment and management of forests. Detailed drawings of leaves and fruits are also provided to aid with identification, making this a useful resource for students and forestry professionals.

"This book will help you grow the right tree, in the right place and the right way, for the right reason."
Chartered Forester

"As with the original publication, the new edition is also a must for anyone interested in forestry and all those with an interest in the wide range of trees found in forests in these islands."
Irish Forestry

"The first edition of this book was good, this revised second edition is better including more recent information in an accessible format with an improved index. This is a valuable compendium for anyone who wants or needs to know detailed information about the characteristics of individual tree species and would be a useful aid to selecting the right species for a site."
– Dr Ralph Harmer

"it is having a breadth of knowledge encompassed in one book which makes it so valuable."
– Woodland Heritage 2014

"I found the text to be easy to read, authoritative, and informative, and the author and the publishers are to be congratulated on producing this timely revision of a book that can do much to educate and remind British foresters of the importance of understanding the silvicultural characteristics of the species they deploy."
Scottish Forestry


Abies alba
Abies grandis
Abies procera
Acer campestre
Acer platanoides
Acer pseudoplatanus
Alnus cordata
Alnus glutinosa
Alnus incana
Alnus rubra
Aria nivea
Betula pendula
Betula pubescens
Buxus sempervirens
Carpinus betulus
Castanea sativa
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Corylus avellana
Cryptomeria japonica

x Cuprocyparis leylandii
Fagus sylvatica
Fraxinus excelsior
Ilex aquifolium
Juglans regia
Larix decidua
Larix kaempferi
Larix x marschlinsii
Malus sylvestris
Nothofagus alpina
Nothofagus obliqua
Picea abies
Picea sitchensis
Pinus contorta
Pinus muricata
Pinus nigra
Pinus nigra
ssp. nigra
Pinus nigra
ssp. salzmannii
Pinus peuce
Pinus radiata
Pinus strobus
Pinus sylvestris
Populus hybrids
Populus nigra
Populus tremula
Prunus avium
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Quercus cerris
Quercus petraea
Quercus robur
Quercus rubra
Robinia pseudoacacia
Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Sorbus aucuparia
Taxus baccata
Thuja plicata
Tilia cordata
Tilia platyphyllos
Torminaria torminalis
Tsuga heterophylla

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