Plantation Silviculture in Europe


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Plantation Silviculture in Europe Authors: , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 308 Illustrations and other contents: halftones, line figures, tables Language: English ISBN: 9780198549086 Categories: , , ,

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 set practices 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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'...By giving greater emphasis than previous books to the environmental, biodiversity, and social issues, this makes a useful addition to the literature on plantation silviculture.' * Agroforestry News * '...very good on precise facts...This is excellent for a generation of students who thrive on an absence of both facts and figures!...a good general-purpose textbook...' * Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 97 *

Author Biography

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