Hill Country Landowner's Guide

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Texas A&M University Press, Nov 9, 2009 - Gardening - 204 pages
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In this invaluable new book, Jim Stanley charts a practical course for understanding and handling a variety of problems that both new and established landowners in the Texas Hill Country will confront—from brush control, grazing, and overpopulation of deer to erosion, fire, and management of exotic animals and plants. 

Filled with advice that landowners can easily absorb and implement, this book conveys basic knowledge Stanley has gained from personal experience and from other experts during his years in the Hill Country. 
 

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Contents

The Philosophy
1
The Real Experts
7
In the Beginning
10
What Have We Done?
19
Whats the Problem?
26
Every Case Is Different
34
Overgrazing
36
Overbrowsing
56
Protecting Your Home from a Wildfire
120
Restoration
124
Managing for Songbirds
130
Native Grasses
138
Native Woody Plants
144
Miscellaneous Topics
150
How to Manage Your Property Better
162
Where to Go for Help
170

Cedar Management
66
Erosion
85
Deer
90
Oak Wilt
102
Exotics
107
Riparian Areas
112
Prescribed Burning
117
Deer Browse Preferences
177
Common and Scientific Hill Country Plants Names
182
Glossary
185
Bibliography
189
Index
193
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JIM STANLEY, a Texas master naturalist specializing in native plants and land management, has served three terms as president of the Hill Country chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. He is also an active member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville, Texas.

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