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Silvicultural Systems

By: J Matthews

296 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 1991 | #16056 | ISBN: 019854670X
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Hardback | Dec 1989 | #8011 | ISBN: 0198594917
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In Europe complete regimes for regenerating, tending, and harvesting forests called 'silvicultural systems' have been successfully developed. Some are now also being used in tropical and sub-tropical forestry. This book describes the theoretical basis and practical application of 20 silvicultural systems.

"Presents both an essential introduction to forest structure and protection, and explanations of the applications of silvicultural systems and their relationships to forest management. . . . Contemporary topics, such as the silviculture of tropical forests and agroforestry systems, are incorporated to capture the interest of many natural resource and forestry professionals. Advanced undergraduates and up." --Choice


PART I: THE THEORETICAL BACKGROUND TO THE SYSTEMS: Introduction; Forest ecology and genetics; The protective functions of managed forests; Protecting forests against damage; The relation of silviculture to forest management; PART II: SILVICULTURAL SYSTEMS IN PRACTICE: The clear cutting system; Shelterwood systems; The uniform system; The group system; The irregular shelterwood system; Strip systems; The tropical shelterwood system; The selection system; The group selection system; Accessory systems; The coppice system; Coppice selection systems; Coppice with standards; Conversion; Agro-forestry systems; References; Appendices; Index.

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