Forest Nutrition Management
An integrated treatment of forest nutrition management that draws on the fields of silviculture, soil studies, ecology, and economics to provide broad-based information on how to enhance the nutritional status of forest soils in order to increase their long-term stand productivity. Covers the use of fertilizers to enhance biological nitrogen fixation and how the nutrition status of forests is affected by other operations, such as harvesting and site preparation. Includes methods for assessing nutrient status, the economics of nutrition management, and models to aid in decision making. Written for the non-specialist needing a clear conceptual base for applying forest nutrition science to management. Numerous examples of successful forest management illustrate concepts.
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The Context of Forest Nutrition
History of Forest Nutrition Management
The Major Nutrient Cycles
Forest Nutrition Assessment
Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Harvesting Site Preparation
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