Although there is voluminous information on the internet about forestry and land management, many of the best references are still in good old-fashioned printed form. Below we suggest some good resources for forest landowners. Most of these are available at the Forestry Library maintained by the Millers River Environmental Center. Many are also available in bookstores or online... if you have trouble tracking them down let us know and we can help find them for you!
arnoldia The Magazine of the Arnold Arboretum. Volume 58 Number 2 (1998). This volume has forest history as its focus.
Changes in the Land. (1983). Hill and Wang: New York.
Foster, Charles H. W. (Editor).
Stepping Back to Look Forward: A History of Massachusetts Forest. (1998). Harvard University Press of Harvard Forest: Petersham, MA.
Foster, David R. and John F. O'Keefe.
New England Forests Through Time: Insights for the Harvard Forest Dioramas. (2000). Harvard University Press of Harvard Forest: Petersham, MA.
Irland, Lloyd C.
The Northeast's Changing Forest. (1999). Harvard University Press of Harvard Forest: Petersham, MA.
Watts, May Theilgaard.
Reading the Landscape of America. Nature Study Guild Publishers: New York.
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England. (1997). The Countryman Press: Woodstock, Vt..
The Trees in My Forest (1997) Cliff Street Books: New York.
Shigo, Alex L.
Tree Basics. Shingo and Trees, Associates: Durham, NH.
Trees: Their Natural History. (2000). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
Forests, Planning, and Silviculture
Beattie, Mollie, Charles Thompson, and Lynn Levine.
Working with Your Woodlot: A Landowner's Guide. (Revised,1993). University Press of New England: Hanover, NH.
Bratkovich, Stephen M.
Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas for Across the Country. (October 2001) USDA Forest Service Northeast Area #NA-TP-06-01.
Campbell, Susan. (Editor).
The Forest Stewardship Source Book: Information and Services for Massachusetts Woodland Owners. (January 1999). DEM and MFA
Chapin, Gabriel D.
Reommended Trees for Vermont Communities: A guide to selecting and purchasing street, park, and landscape trees. (April 2001). Vt Dept of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
Foster, Charles H. W. and David R. Foster.
Thinking in Forest Time: A Strategy for the Massachusetts Forest. (1999). Harvard University Press of Harvard Forest: Petersham, MA.
Hobson, Scott S., John S. Barclay, and Stephen H. Broderick.
Enhancing Wildlife Habitats: A Practical Guide for Forest Landowners. Northeast Regional Agrcultural Engineering Service (NARES): Ithica, NY
DEM Fact Sheets and informational brochures.
McEnvoy, Thom J.
Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture, (Second Edition, Sept 2000). Northeast Regional Agrcultural Engineering Service (NARES): Ithica, NY
McEnvoy, Thom J.
Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands. (1998). Washington, D.C.:Island Press.
Mills, Gene. (editor).
Woodland Management Guide: For Woodlot Owners in Massachusetts. (1998). DEM: Franklin, Hamden, and Hampshire Conservation Districts, Northhampton, MA.
Trees and Shrubs for Your Community.
Petersen, Christina M. (Editor).
Forest Resources of Massachusetts. (Fall 2000). DEM.
Reynolds, Mary K.
Planting Trees in Designed and Built Community Landscapes: Checklists for Success. (1998) New Hampshire Dept of Resources and Economic Development and the U.S. Forest Service.
Small, Stephen J.
Preserving Family Lands: Essential Tax Strategies for the Landowner. (1992) Boston, MA: Landowner Planning Center.
Small, Stephen J.
Preserving Family Lands: Book II More Planning Strategies for the Future. (1997) Boston, MA: Landowner Planning Center.
Smith, Joseph K.
Selected Massachusetts Laws Relating to Forestry. (December 1997).The Forest and Woods Products Insititutee, Mount Wachusetts Community College, Gardner, MA.
Ward, Leslei T.
Land Conservation Options: A guide for Massachusetts Landowners. (June 1999) Essex County Greenbelt, Inc., The Trustees of Reservations, on behalf of the Massachusette Land Trust Coalition.
Edmunds, Robert L. (Program Leader).
Lumber from Local Woodlots. (April 1988) Ithica, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NARES).
The Good Woodcutter's Guide: Chainsaws, portable mills, and woodlots. (1998). White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Jones, Geoffrey T.
A Guide to Logging Aesthetics: Practical Tips for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners. (January 1993) Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY.
Kittredge, David B. Jr. and Michael Parker.
Massachusetts Forestry Best Management Practices Manual. (July 1999). DEP and USEPA.
Other Journals, Bulletins, and Magazines
Growing Our Future! A Plan for Urban and Community Forestry in Massachusetts.
Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research Program:
Journal of Forestry.
July 1998 (v96 N7) "Multiaged Silviculture."
Massachusetts Forest Cutting Practices Act.
(Revised February 1998). DEM and UMass Extension.
Northern Woodlands: A New Way of Looking at the Forest.
Street Tree Factsheets,
Penn State College of Agriculture
The Woodland Steward,
a publication of the Massachusetts Forestry Association
Arthur Anderson. 1999. Tax Economics of Charitable Giving, 13th edition. Chicago, IL.
Barrett, Thomas S. and Stefan Nagel. 1996. Model Conservation Easement and Historic Preservation Easement. Land Trust Alliance, 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1992. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The Massachusetts Conservation Restriction Handbook. Boston, MA.
Haney, Harr L. and William C. Siegel. 1993. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report 50-97.
Land Trust Alliance. Exchange: The Journal of the Land Trust Alliance. 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.
Land Trust Alliance. 1998. National Directory of Conservation Land Trusts. 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.
Land Trust Alliance. 2000. Working Forest Conservation Easements. 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.
Schauffler, F. Marina. 1994. Conservation Options: A Guide for Maine Landowners. Maine Coast Heritage Trust. 167 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Small, Stephen J. 1997 and 1998. Preserving Family Lands: Book 1 and Book 2. Landowner Planning Center. P.O. Box 4508, Boston, MA 02101.
Small, Stephen J. 1994. The Federal Tax Law of Conservation Easements. Land Trust Alliance, 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.
Ward, Wesley T. 1999. Land Conservation Options: A Guide for Massachusetts Landowners. Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc. 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929 and The Trustees of Reservations, 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915.