health in our Vectorworks linked Filemaker program, its fascinating work and one of the joys of this style of surveying, walking through forests, seeing and measuring trees. I’m also increasing aware of trees as part of my normal Architecture work, ie root ball, canopy and leaf fall, something I want to expand upon later.
As part of sall this work, I tend to join certain user groups related to trees, some paid for some come free, I pay for the Woodland trust, an excellent group who do a lot of good work, and generate a lot of usefull documents on tree use, planting, and general looking after. They have a blog page under wordpress, that has so much useful stuff, called woodland matter, a recent article and one that contains a rather useful download article is called Trees in the Townscape, is well worth downloading and reading through, although dont stop at the top article, there are loads more below.
The booklet sets out 12 action-oriented principles to maximise the economic, social and environmental returns. 34 case studies provide real-life examples of the principles in action, giving insight into best practice from all over England and further afield, including the US and Hong Kong! so please don’t think this is limited to just the UK.
This is great CPD if your going to be anywhere near tree planting, ok most of this work is done by specialists, but it does not hurt to know a little and understand the basics, there are two other excellent book for download The canopy, and NO tree No future, all three should take you well into an hour or more of quality CPD, with perhaps some further research and followup. As always now I have linked these pages into Evernote and added a few notes of my own.