Plantation Silviculture in Europe

Paperback | October 1, 1997

byPeter Savill, Julian Evans, Daniel Auclair

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As pressures to preserve natural forest resources have increased, plantation forestry and its study have gained in importance. Plantation Silviculture in Europe is an up-to-date, timely, and comprehensive exploration of the principles that underlie the planting and maintaining of forestresources. Based on the excellent reception of Savill and Evans' Plantation Silviculture in Temperate Regions (OUP, 1986), which was largely UK-based, the inclusion of two European authors ensures that the scope of this new book extends across the entire continent. Plantation Silviculture in Europeprovides a thorough overview of the central aspects of conventional plantation forestry, covering site preparation, choice of species, establishment and maintenance, nutrition, spacing, thinning and pruning, and protection. In addition, it acknowledges the changing emphasis and increasing diversityof contemporary forestry, and includes chapters on community woodlands, urban forests, plantings for amenity and sport, and energy crops. Throughout, an attempt is made to set practices in the context of the ecological and biological forest processes which underpin them. Plantation Silviculturealso incorporates discussion of the many environmental, social and policy issues that surround forestry today. Concise and clearly written, this will be essential reading for graduate and undergraduate forestry students and forestry professionals alike. Likely to become the standard text throughoutEurope, it also contains much material of relevance to foresters in North America, East Asia, and Australasia.

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As pressures to preserve natural forest resources have increased, plantation forestry and its study have gained in importance. Plantation Silviculture in Europe is an up-to-date, timely, and comprehensive exploration of the principles that underlie the planting and maintaining of forestresources. Based on the excellent reception of Sav...

Dr. Peter Savill, Lecturer in Silviculture, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK Professor Julian Evans, Chief Research Officer, British Forestry Commission, 33 Cranford Drive, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4HJ, UK Professor Daniel Auclair, Directeur de Recherche, INRA, BP 5035,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198549083

ISBN - 13:9780198549086

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the role of plantationsPrimary production and long-term productivity in plantationsEconomic, environmental, social and policy issues in tree plantingPart B: Principles of Plantation SilvicultureSite preparationChoice of speciesPlantation establishmentWeed control and cleaningNutrition and fertilizersSpacing, thinning, pruning and rotation lengthManagement of pests and pathogensProtection from windFirePart C: Specialized Forms of Plantation SilviculturePlantations on derelict landShort rotation cropsPlantations for special purposes

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`'...very good on precise facts...This is excellent for a generation of students who thrive on an absence of both facts and figures!...a good general-purpose textbook...''Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 97