Plantation Silviculture in Europe

Plantation Silviculture in Europe

by Peter Savill, Julian Evans, Daniel Auclair, Jan Falck
     
 

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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 forest resources. Based on the excellent reception of Savill and Evans' Plantation

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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 forest resources. 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 Europe provides 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 diversity of contemporary forestry, and includes chapters on community woodlands, urban forests, plantings for amenity and sport, and energy crops. Throughout, an attempt is made to setpractices in the context of the ecological and biological forest processes which underpin them. Plantation Silviculture also 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 throughout Europe, it also contains much material of relevance to foresters in North America, East Asia, and Australasia.

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"Although many aspects of their terminology differ from those currently used in North America, this publication will become a helpful reference to forest managers outside Europe. Well written and sufficiently illustrated, the major principles germane to successfully planting, nurturing, and protecting a tree crop are concisely presented. Also addressed are many of the special purposes for growing forests, such as shelter from the wind. As forestry becomes increasingly complex, resource books of this type will appreciate in their value to all readers." —Choice

"The book is generally easy to read and to understand. . .Students as well as practical foresters, therefore, will benefit from the detailed knowledge presented, by gaining an insight into ecological as well as social aspects of this wide field of forestry activities, and the book in general is highly recommended."—Forestry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198549086
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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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, 34032 Montpellier, Cedex 1, France Dr. Jan Falck, Lecturer in Silviculture, Department of Silviculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 90183 Umea, Sweden

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