Syrawood Publishing House
Environmental Sciences - Ecology and Forestry
The science and art of growing and cultivating forest crops is referred to as silviculture. It involves controlling the establishment, growth, structure, and quality of forests, and management of forests stands primarily for timber production. Silviculture also focuses on ensuring that the treatment of forest stands is used to conserve and improve their productivity. Silviculture is based on the knowledge of silvics, which is the study of the life-history and general characteristics of forest trees and stands. Silviculture has applications in locality factors, nursery raising, sand dunes stabilization, mangrove forest management, watershed management, tending operation, silvicultural systems, natural regeneration, site maintenance, and wildlife conservation. This book unravels the recent studies on silviculture and its applications. It picks up individual topics and explains their need and contribution in the context of a growing economy. This book will provide comprehensive knowledge to the readers.