Photos of the TCV Practical Conservation Handbooks

TCV Practical Conservation Handbooks

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TCV’s Handbooks are the definitive ‘how to’ guides to managing the countryside and green spaces. Over 1,000 pages in ten handbooks of fantastic advice and instruction, illustrated and clearly laid out in a step-by-step format.

Learn all the techniques to build a dry stone wall, lay a hedge, construct a boardwalk, create a new woodland, look after your tools, build a fence and so and so on.

They will be available in website form in spring 2017, for a very modest annual subscription (less than the cost of a single handbook).

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A sketch of a gate design in the TCV Footpaths handbookThe original titles are:

  • Sand Dunes
  • Hedging
  • Fencing
  • Toolcare
  • Footpaths
  • Tree planting and Aftercare
  • Woodlands
  • Waterways and Wetlands
  • Dry Stone Walling
  • The Urban Handbook

Each handbook includes a comprehensive introduction to the subject as well as chapters on design, management, maintenance, safety, equipment, planning, planting... and so on, depending on the subject at hand. The handbooks were first published in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s and have been updated more recently.

The books are still be available to buy in print form

* 20% discount will be in the form of a coupon code that must be redeemed within 30 days. Discount applies to first year's subscription only.