Silvicultural Systems

Paperback | August 1, 1991

byJohn D. Matthews

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There is a rapid rate of forest clearance in many tropical countries. This problem is becoming more serious as the rising world population increases demand for fuelwood and timber. The reduced area of forest must be treated so as to produce the highest possible sustained yield of suitabletimber compatible with protecting the environment and water supplies, conserving wild life, enhancing attractive scenery, and giving opportunities for recreation. In Europe complete regimes for regenerating, tending, and harvesting forests called "silvicultural systems" have provided effective solutions to these problems. These are being used successfully in temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical forestry, often under conditions very different from those inwhich they originated. This book describes the theoretical basis and practical application of 20 silvicultural systems so that foresters and other land managers, ecologists, and landscape designers can select and use those best suited to their needs.

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There is a rapid rate of forest clearance in many tropical countries. This problem is becoming more serious as the rising world population increases demand for fuelwood and timber. The reduced area of forest must be treated so as to produce the highest possible sustained yield of suitabletimber compatible with protecting the environmen...

John D. Matthews is at University of Aberdeen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:August 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019854670X

ISBN - 13:9780198546702

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'it is so fluently written and readable that it can be confidently recommended to anyone with an interest in woodland management, for whatever purpose ... a great deal of practical knowledge can be gleaned from the book, and this aspect should be particularly valuable to the many people today,without a formal forestry training, who are responsible for woodlands and forests'Esmond Harris, Tree News, Spring 1993