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Silvicultural Systems

By: J Matthews
296 pages, Illus
Silvicultural Systems
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  • Silvicultural Systems ISBN: 9780198546702 Paperback Aug 1991 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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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.


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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By: J Matthews
296 pages, Illus
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"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

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