The biologic-ecologic, economic-financial, and managerial-administrative requirements of a forest often contradict each other. It falls to the silviculturist to best integrate these needs when creating, maintaining, and restoring forests. Nyland's innovative text offers balanced discussions of the obvious and subtle methods for establishing and maintaining communities of trees and other vegetation. It provides the best available guidelines for adapating to the changing demands of landowners, to new scientific and practical developments, to improvements in technology, and to evolving attitudes in society. Nyland cultivates in foresters the ability to develop and implement critical thinking skills and creativity when challenged by the wide array of circumstances, conditions, and interests they will encounter in the field. Outstanding features include: Hundreds of examples from real-world applications of silvicultural methods; extensive references to classic and contemporary literature; balanced coverage of both commodity and nonmarket objectives; details, examples, and other supplemental information about key concepts and facts; diagrams and photographs illustrating silvicultural practices.
Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Davis et al., Forest Management: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577664369); Edmonds et al., Forest Health and Protection, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577666523); and Hendee et al., Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources, Eighth Edition (ISBN 9781577667469).
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