Shadow Woods & Scrub: The Search for Lost Landscape & Future Wood Pasture
A further free download has been added to the Wildtrack Store - Shadow Woods & Scrub: The Search for Lost Landscape & Future Wood Pasture by Ian Rotherham.
"Take a closer look at areas of scrubby grassland or heath and you see the tell-tale signs of the Domesday shadow woods still persisting. Furthermore, in some cases it seems that the landscape that may re-emerge from the shadows as open-scrub woodland could perhaps, if managed effectively, generate new wood pastures for tomorrow."
Free download here: Shadow Woods & Scrub: The Search for Lost Landscape & Future Wood Pasture
Two new free research downloads have been added to the Wildtrack Store:
Ancient Woodlands and Trees: A Guide for Landscape Planners and Forest Managers
Eds: AH Colak, S Kirca, ID Rotherham
This book comprises fifteen major contributions by leading scholars on the ecology, history, heritage, and management of ancient trees, ancient woodlands and forests. Taking trees, woods and forests as eco-cultural resources, the authors explore ecology and nature, history, tradition and heritage, and the evidence base of archaeology, literature, and archives. The book is dedicated to the memory and works of the late Professor Oliver Rackham OBE whose research and writing triggered an interest in this field by the many that followed.
It is a great pleasure for IUFRO to be involved in the production and publication of this book since it is highly relevant to the aims and objectives and visions of the organisation. Furthermore, many of the authors are actively involved in IUFRO activities. Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to TÜBA for this fruitful collaboration."
It can be downloaded, free of charge from the Wildtrack Store, Free Research Downloads section: Ancient Woodlands and Trees: A Guide for Landscape Planners and Forest Managers
Steel City: An Illustrated Guide to Sheffield's Industry
New from the Wildtrack Store
From a time when it was a producer of high-quality steel and internationally renowned for its cutlery, through decline and recession in the twentieth century, to its twenty-first-century reinvention and revival as a vibrant, developing centre of retail and commerce, Sheffield has a proud and distinctive history.
Sheffield in 50 Buildings explores the extraordinary history of England’s fourth largest city through a selection of its architectural treasures. From the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival Town Hall to the popular Millennium Gallery, which opened in 2001 as part of the successful Heart of the City project, this unique study celebrates the city’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author and Historian Ian Rotherham guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
This new book by Ian Rotherham describes the military legacy of one of Europe's oldest settlements from the Romans to the Cold War. It describes the significant military influences and their remains in and around York, the battles fought on and latterly, above the landscape of North Yorkshire.
Presented in black and white, with 10 pages of colour plates, this book is now available from the Wildtrack book store RRP £14.99.
York's Military Legacy
The conference included presentations in the morning and early afternoon followed by guided walks around the central part of Sheffield looking at evidence of landscape change and industrial impacts. There were two walks, one looking at the eighteenth century industrial area and city centre and another along the banks of the River Don that not only showed the nineteenth century developments but also evidence of the medieval town.
The topics reflected some of the breadth and variety in both the landscapes and the industrial legacies that can be seen across South Yorkshire and around Sheffield in particular. The volume includes chapters by several of the speakers including Professor David Hey who sadly passed away a few months after the conference took place. This book is dedicated to his memory.
of South Yorkshire
The popular Woodland Heritage Manual (ringbound edition) has now sold out. However, copies of this particular edition can still be obtained as a free research download. The updated edition is still on sale in the Wildtrack Store. Both can be found via these links:
This book is based on a major conference with Historic England, Natural England, the Ancient Tree Forum and others which took place in 2016 as part of the celebrations for the tercentenary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The event brought together ecologists, landscape historians and archaeologists, land managers and conservationists to look critically at the imapct of brown and his successors on the UK's landscape.
The book addresses the paradigms of these designed landscapes. It considers the issues around the legacy of Brown's creations and ideas and the repercussions that are still apparent today. It makes for a thought-provoking and rich discussion covering habitat conservation and creation, drainage and the release of alien species. This is the untold story of the ecology of Capability brown and the landscape school which followed.
Available from the Wildtrack Store
The SYBRG team