Wellbeing from Woodland

A Critical Exploration of Links Between Trees and Human Health

Author: Alice Goodenough,Sue Waite

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030326292

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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This book provides a framework for understanding the components of woodland wellbeing. Based around the collaborative project, Good from Woods, the book spotlights multiple case studies to explore how wellbeing and health are promoted in woodland settings and through woodland inspired activity. It illustrates forms of wellbeing through real examples of woodland practice and draws out implications for the design of programmes to support health and wellbeing across different client groups. Chapters discuss health and wellbeing from a variety of perspectives such as psychological, physical, social, emotional and biophilic wellbeing. The book will be of great practical use to commissioners, providers and users of woodland based activity who want to take a deeper look into how trees, woods and forests support human health and happiness, as well as of interest to academics and students engaged in research in outdoor activities, urban forestry and natural health and wellbeing.
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Exploring Environmental History

Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.
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History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland 1500-1920

Author: Prof. T.C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637567

Category: Nature

Page: 434

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The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920. Drawing on work in natural science, geography and history, as well as on the authors' own research, it presents an accessible and readable account that balances social, economic and environmental factors. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialization. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye.
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Scottish Woodland History

Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 215

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"Scottish Woodland History relates the complex history of the Scottish native woodlands--both the old Caledonian pine forests and the deciduous woods--and how people have used and misused them over the centuries. The book illustrates the extraordinary variety and vibrancy of woodland research carried on in Scotland today, by all manner of people--ranging from practicing ecologists, foresters and conservations to academic archaeologists, palynologists and historians. "Scottish Woodland History reflects all of their concerns, but is unified by the contributors' love for the ancient woods of Scotland.
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A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

Author: T. Christopher Smout,Alan R. MacDonald,Fiona J. Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 434

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A history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920.
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Conquering the Highlands

A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands

Author: Jan Oosthoek

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144797

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A century later woodland cover had tripled. Most of the newly established forestry plantations were created on elevated land with wet peaty soils and high wind exposure, not exactly the condition in which forests naturally thrive. Jan Oosthoek tells in this book the story of how 20th century foresters devised ways to successfully reforest the poor Scottish uplands, land that was regarded as unplantable, to fulfil the mandate they had received from the Government and wider society to create a timber reserve. He raises the question whether the adopted forestry practice was the only viable means to create forests in the Scottish Highlands by examining debates within the forestry community about the appearance of the forests and their longterm ecological prospects. Finally, the book argues that the long held ecological convictions among foresters and pressure from environmentalists came together in the late 20th century to create more environmentally sensitive forestry.
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