A Landowner s Guide to Managing Your Woods

A Landowner s Guide to Managing Your Woods Author Anne Larkin Hansen
ISBN-10 9781603427302
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 256
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Whether you have a few acres of trees in the suburbs or a small commercial forest, you can encourage a healthy and sustainable ecosystem through proper woodland management. This introductory guide shows you how to identify the type, health, and quality of your trees and suggests strategies for keeping your woodland thriving.



Working with Your Woodland

Working with Your Woodland Author Mollie Beattie
ISBN-10 9781611680690
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 302
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A landowner's manual for forest management in New England



Common Sense Forestry

Common Sense Forestry Author Hans W. Morsbach
ISBN-10 9781931498210
Release 2002
Pages 229
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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.



Forestry Economics

Forestry Economics Author John E. Wagner
ISBN-10 9781136665776
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 320
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Forestry Economics introduces students and practitioners to all aspects of the management and economics of forestry. The book adopts the approach of managerial economics textbooks and applies this to the unique processes and problems faced by managers of forests. While most forestry economics books are written by economists for future economists, what many future forest and natural resource managers need is to understand what economic information is and how to use it to make better business and management decisions. John E. Wagner draws on his twenty years of experience teaching and working in the field of forest resource economics to present students with an accessible understanding of the unique production processes and problems faced by forest and other natural resource managers. There are three unique features of this book: The first is its organization. The material is organized around two common economic models used in forest and natural resources management decision making. The second is the use of case studies from various disciplines: Outdoor and Commercial Recreation, Wood Products Engineering, Forest Products, and Forestry. The purpose of these case studies is to provide students with applications of the concepts being discussed within the text. The third is revisiting the question of how to use economic information to make better business decisions at the end of each chapter. This ties each chapter to the preceding ones and reinforces the hypothesis that a solid working knowledge of these economic models and the information they contain are necessary for making better business decisions. This textbook is an invaluable source of clear and accessible information on forestry economics and management for not only economics students, but for students of other disciplines and those already working in forestry and natural resources.



Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning Author Peter Bettinger
ISBN-10 9780128097069
Release 2016-12-29
Pages 362
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Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations



The Woodland Homestead

The Woodland Homestead Author Brett McLeod
ISBN-10 9781612123509
Release 2015-07-10
Pages 240
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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.



Owning and Managing Forests

Owning and Managing Forests Author Thomas J. McEvoy
ISBN-10 9781597262767
Release 2005-09-30
Pages 328
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Owning and Managing Forests is both an accessible overview of the privileges, rights, and obligations that accompany forest ownership and a guidebook to help active forest owners and managers use laws to their advantage and avoid the pitfalls of expensive and exhausting litigation. The book is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands, published in 1998 by Island Press and named Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owners Association. This edition provides current information on recent changes in property, environmental, and tax laws, while also discussing new directions in forest management. It offers expanded treatment of topics including private property, searching property records, easements, estate planning, timber sale contracts, working with forestry professionals, and how to pass woodlands intact to future generations. The book also describes the many different facets of trusts, changes in forestland taxation methods, and new licensing and certification options. Included, too, is a section on avoiding disputes and how to use alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid costly, troubling, and time-consuming court battles. Owning and Managing Forests provides clear and concise descriptions of often confusing concepts and difficult subjects, and addresses issues in a competent yet conversational tone. Anyone involved with owning or managing forestland will find the book an essential guide and reference.



Black Walnut for Profit

Black Walnut for Profit Author Bruce S. Thompson
ISBN-10 0892790024
Release 1976
Pages 285
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Black Walnut for Profit has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Black Walnut for Profit also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Black Walnut for Profit book for free.



Harvesting Urban Timber

Harvesting Urban Timber Author Sam Sherrill
ISBN-10 0941936716
Release 2003
Pages 224
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Harvesting Urban Timber explains the importance of harvesting urban trees and how to do so. Each alternative use described is illustrated through case studies of several municipalities and their respective programs of urban timber utilization. Includes full-color photos and more than 20 charts.



The Woodlot Management Handbook

The Woodlot Management Handbook Author Stewart Hilts
ISBN-10 1552092364
Release 1999
Pages 282
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Making the most of your wooded property for conservation, income or both.



Lightly on the Land

Lightly on the Land Author Robert Birkby
ISBN-10 9781594851667
Release 2005
Pages 340
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From the leading conservation organization--the trail building and maintenance bible, now updated and expanded to meet new techniques and new realities of the 21st century. New chapters on arid lands restoration and involving conservation volunteers. The latest in effective management of work crews of all ages.



Positive Impact Forestry

Positive Impact Forestry Author Thomas J. McEvoy
ISBN-10 9781597266178
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 288
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Positive Impact Forestry is a primer for private woodland owners and their managers on managing their land and forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality. Moving beyond the concept of "low impact forestry," Thom McEvoy brings together the latest scientific understanding and insights to describe an approach to managing forests that meets the needs of landowners while at the same time maintaining the integrity of forest ecosystems. "Positive impact forestry" emphasizes forestry's potential to achieve sustainable benefits both now and into the future, with long-term investment superseding short-term gain, and the needs of families -- especially future generations -- exceeding those of individuals. Thom McEvoy offers a thorough discussion of silvicultural basics, synthesizing and explaining the current state of forestry science on topics such as forest soils, tree roots, form and function in trees, and the effects of different harvesting methods on trees, soil organisms, and sites. He also offers invaluable advice on financial, legal, and management issues, ranging from finding the right forestry professionals to managing for products other than timber to passing forest lands and management legacies on to future generations. Positive Impact Forestry helps readers understand the impacts of deliberate human activities on forests and offers viable strategies that provide benefits without damaging ecosystems. It speaks directly to private forest owners and their advisers and represents an innovative guide for anyone concerned with protecting forest ecosystems, timber production, land management, and the long-term health of forests. Named the "Best Forestry Book for 2004" by the National Woodlands Owners Association



Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

Forest Forensics  A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781581578577
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 160
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Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.



The Organic Farming Manual

The Organic Farming Manual Author Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN-10 9781603422505
Release 2010-02-24
Pages 437
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Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.



Minnesota Forest Products Bulletin

Minnesota Forest Products Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00502826K
Release 1994
Pages
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Minnesota Forest Products Bulletin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Minnesota Forest Products Bulletin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Minnesota Forest Products Bulletin book for free.



The Training of a Forester

The Training of a Forester Author Gifford Pinchot
ISBN-10 153313068X
Release 2016-05-07
Pages 60
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At one time or another, the largest question before every young man is, "What shall I do with my life?" Among the possible openings, which best suits his ambition, his tastes, and his capacities? Along what line shall he undertake to make a successful career? The search for a life work and the choice of one is surely as important business as can occupy a boy verging into manhood. It is to help in the decision of those who are considering forestry as a profession that this little book has been written.



Homeowner s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw

Homeowner s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw Author Brian J. Ruth
ISBN-10 1565233565
Release 2009
Pages 199
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With color step-by-step color photos throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations--such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees and grooming hedges--are tackled with expert advice and an emphasis on safety, in a book that also includes a buyer's guide to chainsaw types and an appendix that identifies and explains the parts of a chainsaw. Original.