Peter Campbell: Why Trees Matter
1 December 2005
Show More The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter by Colin Tudge.
Allen Lane, 452 pp., £20, November 2005, 0 7139 9698 6Show More
“... the houses by many metres and form a summer tunnel of green. In other places and at other times the lopped branches would have been a resource. In Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape (1976), Oliver Rackham makes a distinction between wood and timber. Wood, the renewable crop, the source of staves, bean poles, hurdles, fodder and firewood, is what was coppiced from the same stools or pruned from ...”