Woodlot Management

  • Planning & Management Issues

    Steven Bick.  Intended “to provide the information forest owners need to manage their land in a way that makes long-term ownership viable.”  Contains a wealth of information about all aspects of forest ownership.  Topics include: forest products measurement and harvesting; forest management plans, silviculture and its role in forest management; timber sales; timber theft; property taxes and the forest law; forest valuation; conservation easements, and; more.  An informative, comprehensive manual filled with practical information for the Adirondack (or any other) forest landowner. 5-3/8 x 8-1/2, 242p, b&w photos, tables, 2007.
    A0106 paperback..........US $24.95 CAN $32.95

    C. Timothy Lindstrom.  A comprehensive book on the tax benefits of the charitable contribution, or bargain sale, of a conservation easement.  Provides a detailed explanation of the complex and extensive requirements of the U.S. federal tax code and related concepts, including the rules governing the operation of tax-exempt organizations such as land trusts.  Structured for easy reference, with related topics cross-referenced throughout and all principles covered are illustrated with one or more useful examples.  Clearly written, systematic in its coverage, an essential resource tool for anyone who deals with or is interested in land trust issues. 6 x 9, 304p, 2008.
    T3877 paperback..........US $35.00 CAN $45.95

    Steven Bick, Harry Haney, Jr..  Sets out the “A, B, C’s of the subject in a straightforward, easy-to-read format.”  Written to provide landowners with a thorough reference to the various facets of conservation easements.  In addition to an introduction, chapters include: conservation easement grantees; income, estate, and property tax aspects; designing conservation easement deeds; informed decision-making, and; more.  A valuable resource to help landowners determine whether a conservation easement is right for a particular property and, if so, how to do it right. 6 x 9, 186p, b&w photos, appendices, 2001.
    L227X paperback..........US $24.95 CAN $32.95

    FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: A Landowner’s Guide to Getting Started
    Kristi Sullivan, Peter Smallidge, James Finley, Michael Jacobson. 
    "Best Forestry Book for 2006" [National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA)].  Provides forestland owners the information they need to make sound management decisions and realize their full potential as stewards of their land.  Begins with developing a vision and a practical plan tailored to a landowner’s objectives, with ensuing chapters on: exploring the possibilities (wildlife habitats, recreation potential, agroforestry options); protecting the soil, water, and forest resources; economic issues (valuation, timber harvest, taxes, etc.), and; a summary of action steps.  A valuable resource for forestland owners, foresters, extension educators, and natural resources professionals. 8-1/2 x 11, 84p, 36 color photos, illustrations, tables, 2006.
    F501X ring-bound pb. .........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

    RESTORING THE ACADIAN FOREST: A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes
    Jamie Simpson.  A book about owning and working with woodlots in the Acadian Forest of eastern Canada (NB, NS, PEI., eastern Quebec) and the northeastern United States (ME and northern New England).  Describes what the Acadian Forest is and how it works, and provides practical advice on planning, harvesting, thinning and planting, all in the context of working with the natural forest to restore ecological and economic value.  A comprehensive resource for woodland owners, particularly in this region, and anyone looking to learn more about the natural forest. 8 x 10, 160p, b&w photos + illustrations, 2018, 2010.
    R2166 paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $20.00
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    A WOOD OF OUR OWN (2/e)
    Julian Evans; forward by Alan Titchmarsh (UK).  Evans has worked with woodlands for 25 years and was the UK Forestry Commission's Chief Research Officer for much of this time.  In 1985, he bought his own small wood in North Hampshire, fulfilling every forester's dream.  Caring for the wood and its natural inhabitants using both ancient and modern skills, Evans experiences the evolving cycle of woodland life and encourages us to appreciate our environment firsthand in all seasons, all climates.  Engaging, informative, and entertaining - aimed at everybody who enjoys the countryside. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2, 160p, 20 b&w illustrations, 2005.
    W0228 paperback ..........US $25.00 CAN $32.95

    Julian Evans, Will Rolls (UK).  This revised, expanded edition of Evans’s hugely successful Badgers, Beeches and Blisters contains all you need to know about the basics of owning a small wood or managing one well.  Written by experts committed to the care and stewardship of woodland resources, it provides practical advice and guidance for those coming to woodland management for the first time.  Coverage includes: owning or caring for a wood; first steps; planting and caring for trees; natural regeneration; clearing, pruning, thinning, and felling; coppicing and pollarding; woodland crafts and products; firewood and wood to burn; enriching the wood for wildlife, and; keeping your wood safe from pests and diseases.  A valuable reference covering all of the basics. 6-3/4 x 9-1/2, 166p, b&w illustrations, 2015.
    G2128 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

    POSITIVE IMPACT FORESTRY: A Sustainable Approach to Managing Woodlands
    Thom McEvoy.  "Best Forestry Book for 2004" [National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA)].  A primer for private woodland owners and their managers on managing their land and forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality.  "Positive impact forestry" asserts that human uses of forests are not inherently destructive, emphasizing forestry's potential to achieve sustainable benefits both now and into the future.  Features: a discussion of forestry concepts; advice on financial and legal issues, plus; practical solutions to some current management challenges.  A "must-have" reference designed to help understand the impacts of deliberate human activities on forests. 6 x 9, 248p, b&w photos & illustrations, tables, figures, 2004.
    P7897 paperback .......US $35.00 CAN $46.95

    Hans Morsbach.  A comprehensive “how to” manual that tells you everything you need to know about growing and managing a woodlot and a small forest.  Combines ecological principles with a business perspective.  Includes everything from choosing land to beginning a forest, from pruning and thinning to harvesting trees, and more.  Applicable to all regions of North America.  A practical reference for anyone who owns or wants to own wooded property. 8 x 10, 256p, 8-pg color section,  2002.
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    C8210 paperback ..........US $34.95 CAN $46.95

    LOW IMPACT FORESTRY: Forestry as if the Future Mattered
    Mitch Lansky, ed..  If the future mattered, how would our forests be managed?  How would loggers be paid to lower logging impacts?  How would woodlot owners be able to afford this type of management?  Using Maine as a case study, this book answers these questions, offering forestry goals and guidelines that emphasize quality and value while conserving biodiversity and supporting communities for the long term.  Not a step-by-step manual, but a tool that can help landowners figure out what they want to have happen in their woods and how it can happen. 8-1/2 x 11, 172p, b&w photos & illustrations, tables, graphs, 2002.
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    L6202 paperback ..........US $20.00 CAN $26.95

    A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE TO MANAGING YOUR WOODS: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production
    Ann Larkin Hansen, Mike Seversen, Dennis Waterman.  2011 Woodlands Book of the Year - NWOA.  Simple enough for complete beginners, an introductory resource explaining how to sustainably manage a wooded property, whether it's a few acres in the suburbs or a small commercial forest.  Readers will learn how to identify the type, health, and quality of their trees and woodland; how to plant, prune, and thin trees; how to improve their ecosystem by creating trails, adding water, and diversifying; how to improve wildlife habitat; and how to enjoy and use the land by harvesting timber, cutting firewood, building wildlife blinds, making maple sugar, growing Christmas trees, hunting, and more.  A valuable resource covering all the basics for maintaining the beauty and value of private woodland. 6 x 9, 256p, illustrations throughout, 2011.
    L8003 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

    WOODLOT MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK, THE: Making the Most of Your Wooded Property For Conservation, Income or Both (2/e, Revised & Expanded)
    Stewart Hilts, Peter Mitchell.  "How to get the most out of a parcel of land by growing trees for timber, selling firewood and preserving land for future generations."  Addresses private landowners' most common questions on: basic conservation; nature appreciation; reforestation; recreational use; moderate forestry; timber management; assessing your own woodland, and; identifying trees.  In addition to details on landscape ecology, natural succession and hardwood plantings, revisions and updates explore the changing views and values of woodlots, covering topics such as: woodlots in the broader landscape; moving to ecological restoration; managing conifer plantations; watching for endangered species, and; dealing with invasive insects and plants.  A valuable, comprehensive reference on this important topic. 6-3/4 x 9-3/4, 320p, 24p color insert, b&w illustrations, 2009.
    W553X paperback..........US $27.95 CAN $29.95

    MORE THAN A WOODLOT: Getting the most from your family forest
    Stephen Long.  A straightforward reference to help forest owners pursue a more ecological approach to managing their woods.  Long, co-founder of Northern Woodlands, explains complex ecological and forestry concepts in clear language and shows landowners how to get started.  Discover: how to sell timber today while increasing your forest’s long-term value; how to evaluate – and improve – wildlife habitat; ways to increase biodiversity in your woods; the ecological and productive path to stewardship, and; more.  “… An indispensable primer on what every owner of a family forest ought to know…” – Robert Kimber, author of Upcountry. 7 x 9, 224p, b&w photos + illustrations, figures, 2012.
    M9945 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $27.95

    Bruno Wiskel.  A complete guide to sustainable, small-scale forest management for woodlot owners.  It uses recognized forestry principles and provides realistic options and alternatives of interest to both rural and urban dwellers.  Coverage includes woodlot evaluation, improvement, harvesting, reforestation, marketing, and use of animals in the woodlot.  A handy, valuable reference. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 144p, b&w photos, 1995.
    paperback ..........US $11.95 CAN $14.95

    LANDOWNER'S GUIDE TO WILDLIFE HABITAT: Forest Management for the New England Region
    Richard DeGraaf, et al..  In non-technical terms, U.S. Forest Service experts provide an easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife diversity and habitat, timber values, and the enjoyment of forest lands through sound forest management.  Shows how to determine what kinds of habitat will be used by various wildlife species, how to consider land capability and the mixture of habitat features necessary to attract desired species groups, and how to get started changing existing vegetative conditions.  A concise introduction geared specifically for landowners interested in getting started on improving habitat conditions on their land. 8 1/2 x 11, 128p, 100 color illustrations, charts, tables, foldout, 2005.
    L4678 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95

    TALL TREES AND SMALL WOODS: How to Grow and Tend Them (Revised ed.)
    William Mutch (UK).  “This is a book for anyone who would like to do more with trees and woodland, for their conservation or for timber production, but who needs guidance on how to get started.”  Covers all aspects - everything from “how to trees grow - the basis of woodland ecology,” planting, silviculture, conservation and protection, to planning and management, “taking stock,” harvesting, and more.  Emphasis is on smaller-scale forestry and Mutch is particularly concerned with new opportunities for farm woods and community woodlands.  A timely and readable reference for anyone with an interest in trees and woodlands. 7-1/2 x 9-5/8, 320p, color photos, b&w illustrations, 1998, 2008. OVERSIZE.
    T1307 hardcover..........US $39.95 CAN $52.95

    MORE WILDLIFE ON YOUR LAND: A Guide for Private Landowners
    Neil Payne.  A wildlife habitat management book for landowners in Canada and the United States.  Describes how you can change your habitat to attract more wildlife, from songbirds to deer, to your property.  Topics include: how to landscape and restore your woodlots, pastures, prairies, riparian areas, wetlands and ponds; how to raise crops and wildlife; how to build watering devices and fences; how to control nuisance wildlife; how to get income from your wildlife, and; more.  A "how-to" book, written in everyday language, for the layperson. 6 x 9, 158p, 19 color + b&w photos, diagrams, illustrations, 2002.
    M3405 paperback ..........US $22.95 CAN $29.95

    THE WOODLAND STEWARD (2/e, reprinted)
    James R. Fazio.  Winner of 2 Best Book Awards.  A readable "how to" book on forestry, seeking to provide readers with a working knowledge of woodland management.  Covers over 50 subjects or topics.  Chapters range from planting to harvesting, as well as maple syrup, horse logging, "how to's" of Christmas tree farming, attracting and managing wildlife, and more.  An award-winning reference full of practical tips and information for current and future small, private woodlot owners. 8-1/2 x 11, 210p, b&w illustrations, 1987, 1994, reprint 2002.
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    W3114 ring-bound ..........US $18.95 CAN $19.95

    Ken Broad. (British)  From one of England’s leading woodland management experts, a clear, practical guide ot the management and conservation of woods up to ten (10) hectares.  Covers a full breadth of subjects, including management planning, timber production and wood products, restocking and establishment, wildlife conservation, recreation, and more.  A valuable handbook, full of information and down-to-earth advice. 5 x 8-1/2, 233p, b&w photos & illustrations, tables, 1999.
    C4548 paperback ..........US $45.00 CAN $59.95
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    WOODLAND MANAGEMENT: A Practical Guide
    Chris Starr (UK).  Provides a practical introduction to trees and woodlands.  Contains information on all the key areas, including: management objectives – the factors influencing the choice of tree species and how to develop a management plan; broadleaves and conifers – what they are and where they grow; surveying & mapping; habitat and wildlife conservation; timber production and generating income from other sources; creating a new woodland; buying and owning woodland – what to look for and how to avoid the common pitfalls, and; more.  Packed with helpful advice and tips, and written in a non-technical style.  Whether you own woodland, are thinking of buying woodland, or just like trees, this comprehensive guide will be of interest and value to you. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2, 192p, 87 b&w photos, 37 line drawings, 2005.
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    W7894 hardcover..........US $39.95 CAN $52.95
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    WORKING WITH YOUR WOODLAND: A Landowner’s Guide (Revised ed.)
    Mollie Beattie, Charles Thompson, Lynn Levine.  A practical guide giving woodland owners "all the basics" necessary for making key decisions.  Updated edition reflects a more holistic view of forest ownership as stewardship.  Discusses timber and firewood potential of forested areas, as well as compatible objectives, like wildlife and recreation.  Includes technological, environmental, tax and legal concerns associated with woodland management, as well as new information on wetland management, global warming, acid rain, and rare or endangered species.  A valuable, popular reference. 6 x 9, 336p, 36 illustrations, figures, tables, 1993.
    W6226 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95
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    Gary Goff, et al..  A handy booklet that explains and illustrates basic silvicultural and forestry techniques.  Will interest to owners and caretakers of non-commercial forestland who want to give nature a hand in producing marketable timber and wood products. 8-1/2 x 11, 57p, illustrations, 1995.
    T0322 paperback ..........US $6.00 CAN $7.95

    Peter Bundy.  National Arbor Day Award Winner.  A blend of natural philosophy, personal journey, and biologist’s notebook.  Provides woodlot owners and managers with a practical guide for tending their woodland.  Offers a vision of land stewardship that challenges many of today’s assumptions about trees, preservation, and forestry practices.  Illustrates a love of forest management tempered by the realities of natural processes. Well-written and thought provoking. 5-1/2 x 8, 155p, b&w drawings, 1999.
    F4016 paperback ..........US $12.95 CAN $16.95

    FORESTS: A Naturalist’s Guide to Woodland Trees
    Laurence C. Walker.  Teaches the dynamics of forest life and how foresters use nature’s processes for forest management.  Explores the ecological, economic, and human influences on over thirty significant types of woodlands.  A handy guide and perfect introduction to forest ecology for general readers. 6 x 9, 302p, 68 b&w photos, 12 figures, 3 tables, 1997.
    F1127 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $32.95
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    WOODLAND ECOLOGY: Environmental Forestry for the Small Owner (2nd ed.)
    Leon Minckler.  A professional forester provides the small woodlot owner with advice about woodland values - timber, wildlife, watersheds, recreation, and aesthetics.  Illustrations and tables complement the text by showing various timber cuttings, wildlife habitats, land uses, erosion, and ideal woodland situations.  “It is a workable guide to woodland management for the small private owner” - American Forests. 6 x 9, 241p, b&w illus. and drawings, 1980.
    W1549 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

    THE WOODLAND WAY: A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management
    Ben Law.  From a long-time British forester, this radical book presents a practical alternative to conventional woodland management.  Law shows how you can create biodiverse, healthy environments, yield a great variety of value-added products, provide secure livelihoods for woodland workers and farmers, and benefit the local community.  He argues the case for a new approach to planning, encouraging the creation of permaculture woodlands for the benefit of people, the local environment, and the global climate. 6 x 9, 272p, b&w photos & illustrations, 2001.
    W0090 paperback ..........US $36.95 CAN $46.95
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    MAKING CENTS OUT OF FOREST INVENTORIES: A Guide for Small Woodlot Owners
    Jim Hayden, Eric Boysen, et al..  An inventory acquaints the owner/manager with the character of your forest/woodlot and helps you to plan how best to protect, manage, and use it.  This booklet outlines the type of inventory info you need to manage your woodlot, and suggests where and how you might collect it.  “Do-it-yourself” information is provided when appropriate. 8-1/2 x 11, 32p, b&w illustrations, tables, graphs, appendices, 1999.
    M545X paperback ..........US $10.00 CAN $10.00

    RODDIE'S NEW WOODLOT: Lessons and Nature and Ecological Woodlot Restoration
    Girvan Harrison.  Roddie's New Woodlot continues a journey that began with Harrison's Out Roddie's Way - "Roddie embarks on a new voyage of discovery regarding the inner workings of nature, woodlands, and people."  Discusses some of the "wows" and "whys" of Nature and how this understanding can be applied to assure the sustainability of the many forest values found in woodlots.  The intent is to provide readers with "an insight into a living forest with sound thoughts and lessons on planning and practicing ecological woodlot management." 5-3/4 x 8-3/4, 206p, b&w illustrations, 2007.
    R9946 paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $19.95

    OUT RODDIE'S WAY: Lessons on Matters Pertaining to the Forest
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    O9918 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $19.95

    E.G. Richards, et al..  (Britain).  An insightful title that provides guidance on the steps to establishing a woodland from the selection of suitable species, through fencing, planting and tending, to thinning, felling and preparing produce for the market.  Describes the properties and markets for the different tree species, together with advice on their use on the farm. 6 x 9, 210p, b&w photos + illustrations, tables, 1988.
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    T321X paperback ..........US $31.95 CAN $42.95
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    THE WILDLIFE AND WOODLOT MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot and Habitat Development
    Monte Burch.  Provides all the information needed to create your own wildlife-watching or hunting haven on land you own or lease.  Learn all you need to know to how to attract wildlife and keep it on your land, whether it is waterfowl, upland, small or big game.  Addressing one of the hottest topics today, Burch delves into planning food plots, preparing the soil and what tools and equipment will work best.  Learn how to manage woodlots (management tools and practices) and even reintroduce a forest to the land.  Based on his own land management practices, Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques, with easy-to-follow instructions and straightforward advice. 6 x 9, 336p, 180+ b&w photos, 8p color insert, 2004, 2013.
    W7869 hardcover .........US $16.95 CAN $24.95

    Financial & Legal Considerations

    OWNING AND MANAGING FORESTS: A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters
    Thom McEvoy.  A revised, updated edition of Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands.  Provides current information on recent changes in property, environmental and tax laws, as well as new directions in forest management.  Offers expanded treatment of topics, including private property, easements, timber sale contracts, working with forestry professionals, and how to pass woodlands intact to future generations, and more.  Describes the different facets of trusts, changes in forestland taxation methods, and new licensing and certification options.  Both an accessible overview of the privileges, rights, and obligations that accompany forest ownership and a guide to help active forest owners and managers use laws to their advantage and avoid the pitfalls of litigation. 6 x 9, 328p, tables, figures, 2005.
    O0825 paperback ..........US $35.00 CAN $46.95

    A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE TO SELLING STANDING TIMBER: Managing your woodlot for profit and pleasure… (2/e)
    Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA), et al..  Explains the financial and natural benefits of managing a woodlot for the long term.  Includes: "the basics" of selling standing timber; managing for the long term; preparing for harvest, forest harvest operations, legal considerations, and; more.  A booklet intended to help landowners make the right decisions about harvesting your woodlot. 6 x 8, 60p, illustrations, tables, 2004.
    L2004 paperback ..........US $5.00 CAN $5.00

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    F7940 paperback ..........US $21.00 CAN $31.95

    James Vardaman.  A reference dedicated to tree farm business management for small private landowners (those who own about 40 to 4,000 acres).  This practical guide to making money in small-scale forestry is written by the major seller of open market timber in the South.  In this new edition of Tree Farm Business Management, forester Vardaman covers the basics of the business and discusses costs of management and operations, accounting procedures, tax and legal considerations, selling timber, and more.  Includes case studies of successful timberland investors. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4, 304p, tables, 1989.
    H9196 print-on-demand ..........US $181.95 CAN $199.99

    Thom J. McEvoy.  Owning and managing forest lands is inherently a legal endeavor.  From forest acquisition to deeds and boundaries; from timber sales to bequests, there are few things a forest owner can do without confronting laws, rules, regulations and traditions that define acceptable and unacceptable practices.  This book explains the historical roots, legal principles, and technical details of property ownership and management in practical, everyday language.  An accessible guide for active forest owners & managers. 6 x 9, 239p, tables, figures & illustrations, 1998.
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    L6394 paperback ..........US $22.00 CAN $29.95
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    Landowner Resource Centre.  Shows private landowners and forest managers how to conduct a financial analysis of their own woodlot management activities.  Features case studies typical of woodlot management scenarios in Ontario, but readily applicable elsewhere in Canada.  Contains technical language, written for people with some knowledge of woodlot management & financial analysis.  A supplement to Making Your Woodland Pay (M9211below). 8-1/2 x 11, 36p, b&w photos, tables, graphs, 1999.
    U9238 paperback ..........US $10.00 CAN $10.00

    MAKING YOUR WOODLAND PAY: Financial Aspects of Property Management
    M9211 paperback ..........US $10.00 CAN $10.00
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    Special Reference

    FARMING THE WOODS: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests
    Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel.  Demonstrates that the practices of forestry and farming do not have to be mutually-exclusive.  Forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes increasingly important for farmers.  Covers how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more.  Features information on: mimicking the forest in a changing climate; the cultivation of medicinal crops and food crops; creating a forest nursery; harvesting and utilizing wood products; the role of animals in the forest farm, and; more.  An essential reference for farmers and gardeners who have access to an established woodland, are looking for productive ways to manage it, and are interested in incorporating aspects of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism. 8 x 10, 400p, color photos & illustrations, 2014. OVERSIZE.
    F5079 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

    THE WOODLAND HOMESTEAD: How to Make your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods
    Brett McLeod.  A wooded property – even just a small one – is full of possibilities for sustainable use.  Whether your goal is to grow food, harvest wood, or support livestock, this manual will help to show you how to get the most of your land.  Learn how to take stock of the forest makeup, use different axes and saws, prune and coppice trees, grow fruit and berries, build living fences and shelters, make syrup, and much more.  An informative guide filled with tips and techniques to “unlock the potential of your wooded land.” 8 x 10, 240p, two-color illustrations, 2015.
    W3493 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

    Frank & Stephen Philbrick.  Full of practical instruction and first-hand advice to anyone with a chainsaw.  Covers it all, starting with choosing the proper saw.  Features detailed advice on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting & stacking, and even fun facts on burning.  Includes procedural instruction, safety and efficiency strategies, plus bits of history, lore, and lumberjack tall tales.  A complete wood-cutting reference for the laid-back lumberjacks – wannabes as well as doers. 8 x 9-1/4, 176p, full-color photos & illustrations throughout, 2006.
    B6348 paperback ..........US $18.95 CAN $24.95

    WILD LOGGING: A Guide to Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Forestry
    Bryan Foster.  A practical guide to sustainable forest stewardship for owners of western forestland.  Covers the rudiments of forest management - from taking a inventory to managing the forest estate for the future.  Features interviews with woodlot owners sharing their experiences about what works and what doesn't.  Technical sidebars cover such basics as how to develop a management plan, protect your property from wildfire, write a timber harvest contract, and reduce forest taxes. 7 x 10, 224p, 32 b&w photos + 21 illustrations, 2002.
    W4482 paperback ..........US $16.00 CAN $18.95

    LIGHTLY ON THE LAND: The SCA Trail Building and Maintenance Manual (2/e)
    Bill Birkby, the Student Conservation Association (SCA).  In addition to conservation crew leadership and risk management, Lightly on the Land presents the nuts and bolts of trail construction and maintenance; building with rock; felling and buckling; building with timber; bridge construction; and environmental restoration.  Expanded second edition addresses challenges ranging from the restoration of damaged arid lands to the revegetation of urban green spaces, neighborhood parks, and the shorelines of lakes and streams. Throughout, it teaches how to build "sustainable" pathways and reshape existing routes.  A tried-and-tested practical handbook. 7-1/4 x 9, 304p, b&w illustrations, 1996, 2005.
    L8483 paperback..........US $24.95 CAN $34.95

    RESTORING ECOLOGICAL HEALTH TO YOUR LAND (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)
    Steven Apfelbaum, Alan Haney.  The first practical guidebook to give restorationists and would-be restorationists with little or no scientific training or background the "how to" information and knowledge they need to plan and implement ecological restoration activities.  Outlines a step-by-step process for developing, implementing, monitoring, and refining on-the-ground restoration projects that is applicable to a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems.  The authors share a wealth of hands-on personal experiences and then show how that same "thinking" and "doing" can be applied to North America's major ecosystems and landscapes in any condition or scale.  "No other ecological restoration book leads by example and first-hand experience like this one." 7 x 10, 264p, tables, figures, maps, 2010.
    R5721 paperback..........US $32.00 CAN $42.95

    Forestry Commission Handbook No. 8 (British).  A handy, specialized reference providing practical guidance on how to introduce trees and woodlands successfully to fertile land that has been previously under agricultural management.  Describes the problems and opportunities presented by farm woodlands. 7-3/4 x 8-1/4, 45p, b&w illustrations, color section, 1992.
    E3098 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $19.95

    TO PLANT OR NOT TO PLANT: A Tree Planter’s Guide
    Byron Goerz.  A must for every tree planter or prospective tree planter.  Covers everything from the decision to plant, getting a job, camp life, learning the basics, making money, pounding tips, and plenty of humorous anecdotes.  Motivational hints and timesaving techniques from an experienced British Columbia planter. 6 x 9, 167p, b&w illustrations, 1996.
    T1702 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $14.95

    FIREWOOD: From Woodlot to Woodpile
    Wanda Richberger, Ronald Howard, Jr..  A useful guide to sources of firewood, felling and bucking trees, splitting, seasoning and selling firewood, and tips for easy and safe handling.  A handy, readable booklet. 8-1/2 x 11, 38p, 1980.
    FL512 paperback ..........US $3.50 CAN $5.00

    Debbie Van Ryn, James Lassoie.  Concise, in-depth information to help you get the most economic value from your woodlot.  Includes the harvest plan and methods, legal considerations, wood information. 8-1/2 x 11, 32p, illustrations, 1987.
    MB208 paperback ..........US $7.50 CAN 10.95

    Staff of AMC’s Trails Department.  Based on the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) 130 years of experience, this newly revised guide provides everything you need to plan, design, build and maintain safe, durable and environmentally-sound hiking trails.  Guides the reader step-by-step through the trail building process.  Thoroughly updated to include new photographs and expanded content, including updated techniques on stonework, drainage and erosion control, a chapter on information kiosks, strategies for working with private landowners and public land managers, and much more.  An authoritative, “how-to-do-it” manual used by both the U.S. Forest and U.S. Park Services. 6 x 9, 256p, b&w photos & illustrations, 2008.
    C8169 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

    TRAILS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails (2/e)
    Charles Flink, et al..  A step-by-step guide to the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails.  Provides detailed guidance on topics such as: taking a physical inventory and assessment of a site; involving the public and meeting the needs of adjacent landowners; understanding and complying with existing legislation; designing, managing, and promoting a trail; and where to go for more information.  Revised edition also includes new details on: U.S. regulations and federal programs, including ADA & TEA-21; design standards from AASHTO; research findings on topics ranging from trail resurfacing to conflict resolution, and; environmentally troubled landscapes.  The only comprehensive guidebook available for those interested in creating a multi-use trail. 7 x 10, 210p, tables, photos, figures, illustrations, 2001.
    Sorry, this title has gone out of print - only 1 copy remaining!
    T8192 paperback ..........US $38.00 CAN $49.95

    FARMING THE SMALL FOREST - A Guide for the Landowner
    F1732 paperback ..........US $15.00 CAN $21.95
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    TALLGRASS RESTORATION HANDBOOK: for Prairies, Savannas and Woodlands
    Sorry, this title has gone out of print and is no longer available.
    T3204 paperback ..........US $37.50 CAN $49.95

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