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.
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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.-- (04/01/2011)
[Review of previous edition: ] A useful guide to basic woodlot or forest conservation practice, management and utilization ... This is a well-done, comprehensive explanation of woodland ecology in terms of property management and restoration. Over 50 diagrams and illustrations help the reader understand the text. As an owner of a woodlot, I found this book a good resource and of great interest.-- (02/01/2000)
[Review of previous edition: ] The authors offer information on developing a woodland-stewardship plan and buying woodland property.--Booklist (07/01/1999)
[Review of previous edition: ] The overall thesis of the book is that good land stewardship maximizes both ecological conservation and economic returns.--Choice (02/01/1999)
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