This unique book explores the past and present uses of products
(wood, bark, fruit, sap etc) of the 35 species of British native trees.
Including a guide to burning wood in the home

Available as paperback, eBook or Kindle edition

British Native Trees
  • A genus by genus break down of past and present uses of British native tree products
  • A guide to Coppicing
  • The history and practice of Charcoal Production
  • Firewood – including an exploration of the environmental issues involved in burning wood in the home, sources of firewood, which wood to burn, seasoning and storing firewood, kindling and a foolproof guide to building the one-match-fire!

For example – find answers to the following questions:

Which tree saps can be used to make wine? Which was the best wood for making longbows? Oil from the bark of which tree is an effective insect repellent? Which tree’s bark contains chemical compounds that can selectively kill human cancer cells with no side effects? What is a faggot? What do bodgers do? Which berry was used as a coffee substitute? What wood is the panelling in the House of Commons made of? Which tree’s wood has the right acoustic qualities for making electric guitars? Which tree’s wood made charcoal taken to cure flatulence? …and many more fascinating facts!

This book is for smallholders, wood owners, tree surgeons, gardeners and anyone who loves trees!

You may order ‘British Native Trees: Their Past and Present Uses‘ in paperback for £5.95 plus postage direct from the publisher by PayPal – or by cheque. Delivery normally takes 1 – 7 working days depending on address.

Paperback Order:

Send a UK cheque made out to ‘Wildeye’ for £7.45 with your address to:
Wildeye, 8 Gurney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7SB

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Book + delivery to UK = £5.95 + £1.50 Post & Packing

Book + delivery to Europe = £5.95 + £3.50 Post & Packing

Book + delivery to Rest of World = £5.95 + £4.50 Post & Packing

eBook Order: ‘British Native Trees: Their Past and Present Uses’ as an eBook is in the form of a PDF file (1.8Mb).

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British Native TreesPDF eBook: £3.99

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