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The Woodland Way

A Permaculture Approach To Woodland Management
A new book, by Ben Law

This is a book for everyone who loves trees and woodlands... Written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability, this radical book presents an immensely practical alternative permacultural approach to woodland management. As such, it is a significant landmark which proves that small scale temperate systems can be economically viable, as well as being able to enhance
biodiversity and provide food. Through his personal experience, Ben Law clearly demonstrates 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.

Ben's brilliant book points the way forward for woodland management
in the British Isles and beyond. It covers every aspect of what is in reality
woodland stewardship, from both a practical and philosophical standpoint.
This book is set to be a classic and will surely mark a turning point in our relationship with woods and the natural environment.

Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud Formerly Head of the Forests for Life Programme, WWF
International. Currently Head of the Business and Industry Programme, WWF International.
From the Foreword to The Woodland Way.

Paperback £ 16.95
Published October 2001
ISBN 1 85623 009 0
SIZE 235 x 165mm
256 pages, 13 colour plates
116 black and white photos

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