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Ecology and Silviculture of Eucalypt Forests

By: RG Florence

413 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

CSIRO

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #145882 | ISBN: 0643090649
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #59306 | ISBN: 0643057994
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About this book

To balance wood production and environmental objectives, it is important to recognise the biological and structural diversity within the forests, and to diversify silvicultural practice on this basis. This book outlines suggested ways of practicing ecologically sustainable silviculture.


Contents

Introduction to the eucalypts; Species and community patterns; Succession and the role of fire; Competition for site resources, waterlogging and salinity; Ecology of eucalypts as exotics; Seed production; Regeneration of the forest; Stand dynamic processes; Silvicultural methods; Silviculture of uneven-aged forests; The silviculture of even-aged forests: shelterwood and clearfelling; methods; Diversity in silvicultural practice: modifying the clearfelling regime; Silviculture of even-aged forests: planting and thinning; Ecological sustainability of the harvested forest

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