Handbooks and magazines
TCV Practical Conservation Handbooks
The TCV handbooks are not cheap, nor are they recently written, but they offer invaluable practical guidance on how to actually perform basic operations, such as cutting down a small tree, sharpening a bill hook, or constructing a fence.
Forestry Commission Publications
The Forestry Commission publish a wide range of books, reports and leaflets covering all aspects of forestry. These include information about grants, about felling regulations, and about tree diseases. They are nearly all either available on-line, or free, or both. They are mostly geared towards commercial foresters, but many of these are also useful for the smaller woodland owner.
A regular online magazine which is available to download for free. This is a lively up-to-date commentary on all developments in the woodland world. It particularly features the work and activities of non-professionals, and explores aspects of woodland crafts, woodland management, wildlife, and ways of enjoying the woods more. Visit the website to subscribe.
Bushcraft Magazine– re-connecting to the Landscape
A quarterly magazine, published for free online. The magazine is quirky, run entirely by volunteers with a passion for bushcraft and all things connected. Beautifully presented, and a really interesting read.