Common Sense Forestry

Common Sense Forestry

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Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.Some jack pine cones resist low heat and require the heat of a forest fire to release their seeds. Maple seeds can ... It may be worthwhile to mow the area under prolific trees to make it easier to pick the nuts up when the time comes. If you haveanbsp;...

Title:Common Sense Forestry
Author:Hans W. Morsbach
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2002


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