Introduction to Forestry Science

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Introduction to Forestry Science

Format:  Hardcover,

571 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9781111308391

ISBN-10: 111130839X

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Practical, easy to understand, and up-to-date, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Appropriate for anyone interested in forestry or natural resources, this book is filled with visual aids and tools as well as career profiles which give readers an overview of what it might be like to work in the forest industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world. In addition to covering the basics of the biological processes necessary for the creation of forests, topics such as the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy, government historical events and policies, regional differences in forests and forest management, and laws and regulations that govern the use of forests are presented.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9781111308391
ISBN-10: 111130839X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 571
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.21
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.75 x 11.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781111308391

Chapter outline

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction to Forestry Science
Introduction to Forestry
Importance of Forests
History of the Forest Industry
Looking Back
North American Forest Regions
Northern Coniferous Forest
Northern Hardwoods Forest
Central Broadleaved Forest
Southern Forest
Bottomland Hardwoods Forest
Tropical Forest
Rocky Mountain Forest
Pacific Coast Forest
Looking Back
Forest Safety
Safety in the Forest
Clothing and Protective Gear
High-Quality Equipment
Training for Safety
Safe Work Habits
Safe Operation of Equipment and Machinery
Looking Back
Forest Management
Silviculture
Forest Reproduction and Regeneration
Site Preparation
Direct Seeding
Production of Seedlings
Planting Seedlings
Developing New Stands
Intermediate Treatments
Managing for Growth and Quality
Harvest Cutting
Looking Back
Measurement of Forest Resoures
Land Surveys
Land Area
Tree Diameter and Height
Measurement of Age
Measuring Timber Stands
Determining Forest Growth
Measuring Forest Products
Estimating Biomass
Looking Back
Harvest and Reforestation Practices
Planning the Harvest
Environmental Impact Statements
Harvesting Practices
Road Construction
Salvage Logging
Minimizing Litigation
Looking Back
Fire and the Forest
Fire Types
Causes of Fires
Effects of Wildfires
Forest Fire Management
Forest Fire Suppression
Fire Prevention
Fire as a Management Tool
Looking Back
Wildlife and the Forest
Forest Environments
Basic Needs of Living Organisms
Forest Relationships with Wild Animals
Symbiosis
Preserving and Restoring Wildlife Populations and Forest Habitat
Looking Back
Water Quality and Watershed Management
The Watershed: Nature's Storage System
The Water Cycle
Water Pollution
Erosion Control
Effects of Acid Precipitation
Defining and Measuring Water Quality
Reclaiming Damaged and Polluted Water Resources
Looking Back
The Role of Government in Forestry
Planning
Administration and Management
Forest Laws and Policies
Multiple-Use Management
Looking Back
Forest Products
Wood Construction Materials
Identification of Woods
Properties of Wood
Lumber Manufacturing
Timbers and Structural Products
Hardwoods
Laminated and Reconstituted Products
Marketing of Logs and Wood Products
Looking Back
Specialty Forest Products
Fiber and Paper Industries
Chemical Products
Biomass (Energy)
Looking Back
Plantation Products and Practices
Seedlings
Cuttings
Nursery Stock
Christmas Trees
Biomass
Cultural Practices
Looking Back
New Directions and Technologies in Forestry
Urban Forestry
Landscape and Shade Trees
Tree Selection
Planting Sites
Cultural Practices
Integrated Pest Management
Looking Back
Space-Age Forest Technologies
Computer Applications
Machinery Operation
Machinery Management
Record Management
Financial Management
Forest Inventory
Forest Resource Management
Aerial Photography
Remote Sensing
Laser and LIDAR Technology
Geographic Information System
Global Positioning System
Looking Back
Dendrology: The Scientific Study of Trees
Physiology of Trees
Plant Cell Biology
Life Functions of Plants
Looking Back
Forest Ecology
Principles of Ecology
Forest Soils
Water and Watersheds
Air and Climate Effects
Interactions with Insects
Wildlife Relationships
Human Relationships
Looking Back
Diseases and Pests of Trees
Diseases
Insects
Control of Insects
Pests
Looking Back
Anatomy and Classification of Trees
Plant Structures
Leaf Characteristics
Tree Classification
Looking Back
Trees of the Forest
Tree Identification
Suggestions in the Identification of Trees
Softwood Tree Species
Hardwood Tree Species
North American Trees and Bushes
Insects of Forests and Ornamental Trees
College/University Forestry & Natural Resource Programs
Timber-land Ownership by State
United States Land Areas
The Tree Farm Community
Volume Estimates of Harvested Wood Products by Region, State, and Product Type
Glossary
Index

Book description

Practical, easy to understand, and up-to-date, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Appropriate for anyone interested in forestry or natural resources, this book is filled with visual aids and tools as well as career profiles which give readers an overview of what it might be like to work in the forest industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world.

In addition to covering the basics of the biological processes necessary for the creation of forests, topics such as the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy, government historical events and policies, regional differences in forests and forest management, and laws and regulations that govern the use of forests are presented.

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