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Silviculture and Forest Aesthetics Handbook, 2431.5

The Silviculture and Forest Aesthetics Handbook is available in PDF format below for viewing or download.

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Silviculture and Forest Aesthetics Handbook [PDF]

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Index and Forward
I. Ecological Tools
II. - Silvicultural Methods

Natural Regeneration [PDF]

  • Coppice 21-3
  • Clearcut 21-5
  • Seed Tree 21-7
  • Overstory Removal 21-9
  • Shelterwood 21-11
  • Selection 21-14
  • Reserve Trees 21-18
  • Practices Not Part of Silvicultural Systems That May Result In Regeneration 21-20
  • Establishment and Evaluation of Adequate Natural Regeneration 21-21
  • References 21-22

Artificial Regeneration [PDF]

  • Purpose 22-1
  • Definitions 22-1
  • Planning 22-1
  • Site Preparation 22-11
  • Direct Seeding 22-17
  • Planting 22-22
  • Plantation Management and Maintenance 22-24
  • Specialty Plantings 22-29
  • Appendix A - Individual Species Planting Considerations 22-34
  • Appendix B - Herbicides for Forest Management 22-51
  • Bibliography 22-52

Intermediate Treatments [PDF]

  • Introduction 23-1
  • Release 23-2
  • Thinning 23-4
  • Thinning Clumps of Trees 23-15
  • Improvement Cutting 23-20
  • Salvage and Sanitation Cuttings 23-21
  • Pruning 23-22
  • References 23-24

Marking Guidelines [PDF]

III. Cover Types - Silvics and Silviculture
IV. Forest Management Objectives
V. Forest Aesthetics
VI. Appendices
Last revised: Monday April 11 2016