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A list of publications is shown below and access to their contents may be obtained through the website or by communication with the publishers.

• Fay, N. (2016)
The concept and the potential of the Linear Forest (Dutch Tree Conference Velp) 9 June 2016

• Fay, N. (2016)
Veteran trees and conservation arboriculture (Dutch Tree Conference Velp) 10 June 2016

• Chantal Pradines, Expert to the Council of Europe Cabinet All(i)ée (2015)
Forgiving Roads Regulations Threatening Tree-lined Routes 2015

• Fay, N. (2012)
Tree Health and disease – An ecosystem Approach

• Fay, N. (2011)
Conservation Arboriculture – Learning from old trees, artists and dead poets

• Fay, N. (2011)
Tree Morphology – A Branch of Arboriculture from Renaissance to Raimbault

• Fay, N. (2008)
New Forest National Park: Ancient & Veteran Trees – Data Collection & Management Opportunities

• Fay, N. (2007)
Towards Reasonable Tree Risk Decision-Making?
, The Arboricultural Journal (2). 143 – 161

• Fay, N. (2004)
Survey methods and Development of Innovative Arboricultural Techniques at Key UK Veteran Tree Sites
The Trees of History, protection and exploitation of veteran trees. Nicolotti, G. & Gonthier, P. Eds. Proceedings of the International Congress, Torino, Italy. pp 64-75

• Fay, N. (2007)
Defining Age and Surveying Veteran & Ancient Trees

A discussion paper on criteria for surveying veteran and ancient trees

• Fay, N & Rose, B. (2003)
The Importance of Surveying Veteran Trees: An emerging crisis in old tree populations
Proceedings of “Working & Walking in the Footsteps of Ghosts”. International Conference, Sheffield Hallam University.

Fay, N. (2003)
Lightning Strikes and Trees

The possible role of lightning in tree evolution and biodiversity.

• Fay, N.
Coronet Cutting and Retrenchment Pruning

Natural fracture pruning techniques

• Fay, N. (2008)
Retrenchment Pruning Guidance (update)

• Fay, N. & Robinson, T. (2002)
Veteran Trees & Their Conservation in the Bristol Region and Beyond
Nature in Avon, Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society, Volume 61: 3-25

Fay, N. (2002)
Environmental Arboriculture, Tree Ecology and Veteran Tree Management
The Arboricultural Journal 26 (3). 213 – 238

• Fay, N. & Fay, L. (2002)
Notes on Arboricultural Techniques for Veteran Trees

• Fay, N. (2005)
Tree Surveys: A guide to good practice (Arboricultural Association Guidance Note 7)

Published by and available from the Arboricultural Association

• Fay, N. (2001).
Old Trees: Liability for Habitat
Tools for Preserving Woodland Biodiversity. Ed. Read, H. et al; NACONEX 2001

• Davis, C., Fay, N. and Mynors, C. (2000)
Veteran trees: A guide to risk and responsibility. English Nature*.

• Fay, N. & de Berker, N. (1997)
Level 1 (Introductory survey form) English Nature

• Fay, N. & de Berker, N. (1997)
The Specialist Survey Method
Level 2 & 3 – Veteran Trees Initiative, English Nature* ©.

• Fay, N. & de Berker, N. (2003)
The Evaluation of the Specialist Survey Method
for Veteran Tree Recording ©
, English Nature Research Report N� 529, English Nature* ©.
The following show examples of studies and specially designed field work systems carried out with colleagues in Britain, Sweden and elsewhere.

• Brudi, E., Fay, N., & Muir P. (2009)
Retrenchment Pruning, AFZ-DerWald (p425-427)


• Bengtsson, V. & Fay, L. (2009)
Veteran Tree Survey, Ashtead and Epsom Commons
City of London Open Spaces Department, City of London report
(Available in pdf-format)

• Fay, N, Forbes, V., Rose, B. (2005)
Thames & Chilterns Parkland & Wood-Pasture Veteran Tree Survey Phase II
Natural England

• Fay, L, Forbes, V., Lindholm, M., Rose, B. (2004)
H�rdalen Veteran Oak Survey & Arboricultural Management Plan
L�nsstyrelsen i Hallands L�n. Meddelande 2004:25 (Research project carried out by Treework Environmental Practice in association with Pro-Nature, Sweden)
(Available in pdf-format)

• de Berker, N., Fay, L., Fay, N., Forbes, V., Lindholm, M., Rose, B. (2004)
Särö Västerskog Veteran Oak Survey & Arboricultural Management Plan
Länsstyrelsen i Hallands Län. Meddelande 2004:26. (Research project carried out by Treework Environmental Practice in association with Pro-Nature, Sweden)
(Available in pdf-format)


Hollow Veteran Tree protection from Fire Damage

Neville Fay is also a regular contributor to conferences & seminars such as:

. Arboricultural Association Conferences
. Dutch Tree Foundation
. English Heritage training and seminars

. Heritage and Botanic Gardens Bursary Scheme Master Class

. Institute of Chartered Forestry Study Tour
. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

. ISA Czech Republic


. Local Authority: Conservation arboriculture, veteran tree, tree safety training

. Myerscough University

. NACONEX 2001

. National Trust training
. Pershore College
. Treework Environmental Practice Innovations in Arboriculture conferences. University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education

. University of Bath Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes; Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

. West Deane College
. Wildlife Trusts: Conservation arboriculture, veteran tree, tree safety training


The issues covered relate to the importance of securing and understanding trees in the context of our natural and cultural heritage, enhancing viability and stability and applying IT and other systems to veteran tree management.

*The government agency reponsible for nature conservation, which since 2006 became Natural England

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