Trees and Woodland in the South Yorkshire Landscape (Paperback)
A Natural, Economic and Social History
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If you stop and look around you will see trees everywhere: not only in woods and plantations, in parks and gardens and in hedges but also along streets, beside motorways, on old colliery sites, around reservoirs, in the centre of villages and larger urban settlements and standing alone or in small groups in such diverse places as churchyards, in the middle of fields or on high moorlands.
This authoritative and copiously illustrated book guides the reader to an understanding of the natural, economic and social history of the woodlands, semi-natural and planted, and the trees, native and introduced, that grace the South Yorkshire landscape and give it much of its beauty and character.
Those living outside Yorkshire tend to still think of its south region as being mainly an industrial and mining area and yet Sheffield is the most wooded city in the country and the region is blessed with many ancient woodlands and green-leafed areas.Gazette & Herald
The author, an expert in the field, shares with the reader the many delights of trees and their habitat and informs us of the archaeology of these wooded parts and the crafts and industries that arose there.
This well-illustrated book will be of interest to anyone interested in history, botany and those simply wanting to explore South Yorkshire, now a beautiful green landscape in its own right.
To help you find your woods and appreciate them to the maximum extent, try Melvyn Jones' latest book 'Trees and Woodland in the South Yorkshire Landscape'.Sheffield Star
This is the ultimate guide to the region's wooded landscapes, with nearly 200 pages packed with information. Richly illustrated throughout with excellent colour photographs, maps and prints.
The author writes with authority and passion that he is eager to share with the audience.