Forest Nutrition Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 1986 - Nature - 304 pages
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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Contents

The Context of Forest Nutrition
1
History of Forest Nutrition Management
8
General References
14
The Major Nutrient Cycles
50
Forest Nutrition Assessment
74
Fertilization
108
Biological Nitrogen Fixation
133
Harvesting Site Preparation
161
Site Preparation and Regeneration
172
General References
186
Christmas Trees and Seed Orchards
195
Economics Energetics and Decisions
212
Models in Forest Nutrition Management
238
References
259
Index
285
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About the author (1986)

Dan Binkley is Adjunct Professor in the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University.

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