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Silviculture and Ecology of Western U.S. Forests

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Once regarded solely as the cultivation of forest trees, silviculture is today shifting to a broader focus, one that reflec ts societies' changing forest values. In addition to timber management, the prac tice and science of silviculture are now concerned with tending forests—to reduce fire potential, benefit wildlife, and maintain aesthetics—and with ensuring options for future uses of the forest. In Silviculture and Ecology of Western U.S. Forests, John Tappeiner, Douglas Maguire, and Timothy Harrington follow the progression of silviculture as a science and look closely at the value of forests. The only silviculture text to focus on the forests of the western U.S., primarily those in Oregon, Washington, and California, it is based on over 900 references as well as the authors' extensive research and management experience. This timely work includes detailed chapters on fire, shrub ecology, density measurements, thinning, reforestation, and ecosystem variables such as insec ts, fungi, soils, and water stress. It explores topics such as natural vegetation dynamics that help predic t and explain silviculture treatments, and how slight modifications in thinning prac tices can benefit wildlife and reduce the potential for insec t damage. Readers will come to understand the significance of carefully managing forests by conscious design, providing for a range of forest ecosystems and resources. An essential reference for forest managers, policy makers, forest scientists, and students (the book includes a set of study questions), this authoritative volume provides a basis for silviculture prac tices and contemporary management of western forests.

About the Author

JOHN TAPPEINER II is Professor Emeritus in the Forest Resources Department at Oregon State University.DOUGLAS A. MAGUIRE is Associate Professor in the Forest Science Department at Oregon State University.TIMOTHY B. HARRINGTON is a Research Forester for the USDA Forest Service in Olympia, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870711879
Author:
Tappeiner, John
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Author:
Tappeiner, John C.
Author:
John C. Tappeiner II
Author:
Maguire, Douglas A.
Author:
Tappeiner II, John C.
Author:
Harrington, Timothy B.
Author:
Tappeiner, John C., II
Subject:
Forest ecology
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Forest ecology -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Forests and forestry -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Forestry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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