Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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The silviculture of trees used in British forestry.

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This book offers an updated overview of some 68 species of silvicultural importance in British forestry. The book provides concise but detailed information about the silvicultural characteristics of forest trees in Britain, in a readily accessible form. It is written by an internationally recognized expert in silviculture and includes a comprehensive key for identifying common species. For this ne...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Introduction.

This chapter provides an introduction to the book and outlines the scope of the book. The importance of matching species to site; the provenance of trees; climate change and its effects; the composition of British forests in the 2000s; developments in British forests since 1990; and attitudes to non-native species are all described. The profitability of forestry, and pests and diseases (Melampsora rusts, Ash dieback caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) that affect the forestry industry are discussed. New uses for timber include glulam, laminated veneer lumber, thermally modified wood, antimicrobila properties of wood, and 'densified' wood are listed. Production of wood biomass for renewable energy is outlined.

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