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The Woodlot Management Handbook: Making the Most of Your Wooded Property for Conservation, Income or Both

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How to get the most out of a parcel of land by growing trees for timber, selling firewood and preserving land for future generations.

A private woodlot may range from 5 to 500 acres, and they are extremely common.

Hilts and Mitchell's book is a personal get out and walk your woods plan. The authors answer landowners' most common questions on:

Basic conservationNature appreciationReforestationRecreational useModerate forestryTimber managementAssessing your own woodlandIdentifying treesSpecific techniques for maintaining wildlife habitat, such as snags, logs, den trees and bush piles.

There is also extensive information on landscape ecology, natural succession and hardwood plantings. In this expanded and updated second edition, the changing views and values of woodlots are explored, covering topics such as:

Woodlots in the broader landscapeMoving to ecological restorationManaging conifer plantationsWatching for endangered speciesDealing with invasive insects and plants.

The Woodlot Management Handbook is the definitive book on this important topic.

Book News Annotation:

The second edition of this guide to private woodland conservation and management is updated to reflect changes in technology and better access to information that has become available in the ten years since its original printing. Focusing on the ecosystems of the northeastern portion of the United States, this volume provides information on ecologically conscious and economically viable stewardship of small woodlots. Covering such topics as environmental sustainability and habitat conservation, timber and firewood harvest principles, reforestation and trails, pests and poachers, the work also offers advice on buying woodland properties and developing woodland stewardship plans that provide for the long-term conservation of the environment. Hilts teaches resource science at the Ontario Agricultural College and Mitchell is a researcher at the University of Guelph. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

How to get the most out of a parcel of land by growing trees for timber, selling firewood and preserving land for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554075539
Author:
Hilts, Stewart
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Illustrator:
Beck, Ann-Ida
Author:
Mitchell, Peter
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Forestry
Edition Description:
Second Edition,
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9.90x6.60x.70 in. 1.30 lbs.

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Forestry
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Management
Science and Mathematics » Forestry » General
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