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British Native Trees - Their Past and Present Uses

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British Native Trees - Their Past and Present Uses by Piers Warren
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British Native Trees - Their Past and Present Uses Including a guide to burning wood in the home A new book by trained tree surgeon and smallholder Piers Warren This unique book explores the past and present uses of products (wood, bark, fruit, sap etc) of the 35 species of British native trees. With sections: A genus by genus break down of past and present uses of 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!
Release date NZ
March 22nd, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
23 black & white photos
Imprint
Wildeye
Pages
84
Dimensions
140x216x5
ISBN-13
9780954189952
Product ID
1838429

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