ERIC Number: ED106071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Weicherding, Patrick J.; And Others
This bulletin deals with forest management and provides an overview of forestry for the non-professional. The bulletin is divided into six sections: (1) What Is Forestry Management?; (2) How Is the Forest Measured?; (3) What Is Forest Protection?; (4) How Is the Forest Harvested?; (5) What Is Forest Regeneration?; and (6) What Is Forest Improvement? Section I introduces the various practices and importance of forest management. Section II is concerned with measuring land, measuring individual trees, and measuring forest stands. Forest fires, insects, diseases, and animals are covered in Section III. Section IV deals with the harvesting process and silvicultural methods of harvesting. Natural regeneration and artificial regeneration are covered in Section V. Section VI deals with forest improvement and includes the topics of non-commercial thinnings, commercial thinnings, pruning, and control of undesirable species. All of the sections include activity-oriented activities which reinforce the topic and develop skills useful in forest management. Illustrations, maps, figures, photographs, and tables are included throughout the bulletin. Suggested readings are also included. (TK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Agricultural Extension Service.