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Handmade Forests

Author : Hélène Cyr
ISBN : UOM:39015047491207
Genre : Photography
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Thousands of tree-planters endure bugs, bears, mud, inhospitable terrain, and severe weather to replant the nation's forests. Handmade Forests pays the respect that is due to the courageous and hardworking people who quietly plant forests where forests have been cut down, and whom we all rely upon more and more for maintaining the equilibrium of the planet. Containing over 100 gallery style black and white photographs, Handmade Forests will be of major interest to the forest industry, to environmentalists, government ministries, to photographers, and - because of its dramatic coffee-table quality - to both planters and non-planters alike. 'Tales from the trenches' make this a fascinating read, too.

Eating Dirt

Author : Charlotte Gill
ISBN : 9781553657927
Genre : Nature
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Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. Eating Dirt is an extended postcard from the cut blocks—a vivid portrayal of one woman's life planting trees, her insights into the forest industry and its environmental implications, and a celebration of the wonder of trees. Charlotte Gill spent almost twenty years working as a tree planter in the forests of Canada. During her million-tree career, she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. Also available in paperback.

Common Sense Forestry

Author : Hans W. Morsbach
ISBN : 9781931498210
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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.

Ecoforestry

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00459331P
Genre : Forest management
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American Canopy

Author : Eric Rutkow
ISBN : 9781439193587
Genre : History
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Explains how the story of trees in America reflects the nation's history, discussing the use of pines for British warships, the California orange groves that lured pioneers, and the enduring symbolism of trees for communities.

Photographer S Forum

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Genre : Photography
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Bibliography Of Agriculture With Subject Index

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Genre : Agriculture
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The Canadian Forum

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022105063
Genre : Arts
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Includes critical reviews.

The Global Forest

Author : Diana Beresford-Kroeger
ISBN : 9781846144103
Genre : Forest ecology
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Trees provide shelter, medicine and food. They are part of our imaginations, folklore, ecosystems and our lives. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a world expert on trees, has woven together ecology, myth, horticulture, spirituality and science to show how their future is ours. From hedgerows that contain an entire chain of life to trees that can breathe, heal, nurture and even communicate, each of these forty interlocking essays shows us the enormous significance of the global forest, of which we are all a part. 'Beautifully written . . . As I walked to work this morning, I began to see the trees with a newfound respect and awe' New Scientist 'Has the potential to do for trees what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for peregrines . . . Easy to read, each of her short essays could inspire a week's meditation . . . amazing' BBC Wildlife 'Did you know that oak trees create their own sunscreen? That a child can receive protection from leukaemia simply from holding a green walnut? Or that each species of tree is responsible for about 40 species of insects? . . . this book invites the reader to see with new eyes, to wonder and to begin to understand' The Tablet

Forest And Shade Trees Of Iowa

Author : Peter J. van der Linden
ISBN : 9781587299957
Genre : Nature
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Back in print at last in a third edition, the classic Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa now has a wealth of full-color photographs and updated, reorganized information that will please both new and returning readers. Part 1 of this guide focuses on identification, with user-friendly keys to both summer and winter trees and illustrated descriptions of more than one hundred common species. The trees are arranged according to similarities in foliage; each entry includes a large scan of a leafy branch along with two or three smaller photos of buds, flowers, fruits, and winter twigs. The text contains a description of the species, its geographical distribution, and notes on how to distinguish it from similar species. Part 2 is divided into conifers and flowering trees and includes all trees native to Iowa, trees that are widely planted, invasive species, some less commonly planted trees, and tall native shrubs that might be mistaken for trees. The authors provide information about the natural history of individual trees, their ecological requirements, pests and diseases that affect them, and their usefulness for such different purposes as windbreaks, landscaping, wildlife plantings, fuel, lumber, and food. Following these two main parts, three shorter sections describe the planting and care of trees, Iowa’s forest communities, and good places to see trees in the state; a glossary and a bibliography are also included. A complete guide to Iowa’s trees, both native and introduced, full of hundreds of color photos, this new edition of Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa will be immensely useful to arborists, foresters, horticulturists, landscape architects, gardeners, and all Iowans and midwesterners who appreciate the beauty and value of trees and want to learn more about them.

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