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This an applied science book that integrates science principles with forestry practices. Topics include cell structure and function, cell growth and reproduction, principles of ecology, plant anatomy and physiology, entomology, water and air quality, and preservation of endangered species. This textbook serves as an introductory forestry book that covers the principles and practices of forest management commonly utilized within the United States. Attention is given to regional differences in forests and forest management. Forest management planning for both private and public forests is discussed, along with laws and regulations that govern the use of forests. The latest technologies and their applications — as they pertain to forest management — are included, such as global positioning systems, uses of satellites to map forests, integrated pest management, and fire management and suppression. Each chapter addresses career options related to forests and forest management.
A senior high textbook focusing on the North American forest regions; classification, anatomy, and diseases of trees; forest management and products; and urban forestry.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Forestry. Chapter 2: North American Forest Regions. Chapter 3: Anatomy and Types of Trees. Chapter 4: Physiology of Trees. Chapter 5: Forest Ecology. Chapter 6: Diseases and Pests of Trees. Chapter 7: The Role of Government in Forestry. Chapter 8: Siliculture. Chapter 9: Measurement of Forest Resources. Chapter 10: Harvest Practices. Chapter 11: Fire In the Forest. Chapter 12: Safety in the Forest. Chapter 13: Wood Construction Materials. Chapter 14: Specialty Forest Products. Chapter 15: Plantation Products and Practices. Chapter 16: Urban Forestry. Chapter 17: Computers and Space-age Forest Technologies. Appendices. Glossary. Index.