International Review of Forestry Research

International Review of Forestry Research

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: John A. Romberger, Peitsa Mikola
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224794

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International Review of Forestry Research, Volume 2 is a collection of reviews and summaries of world literature concerning trees, forests, and forestry. This volume is divided into six chapters, and begins with a brief presentation of the historical developments of forest science and forestry research in East Asia. The succeeding chapters evaluate the influence of spacing on the growth and development of different coniferous tree species, as well as the influence of silvicultural practices on wood quality. These topics are followed by discussions on the various aspects of forest meteorology and the optimal conditions for vigorous root growth. The final chapter looks into the successions of organisms in discoloration and decay processes in living trees. This book will prove useful to forest scientists, research workers, teachers, advanced students, administrators, economists, and forest and land managers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume 1

    A Short History of Forestry and Forestry Research in East Asia

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of Forestry, Especially Afforestation Work, in Japan

    III. The Long Years of Deforestation in China

    IV. Manchuria

    V. Formosa

    VI. Korea (North and South)

    VII. Eastern Siberia

    VIII. Sakhalin


    The Influence of Spacing on the Growth and Development of Coniferous Plantations

    I. Introduction

    II. The Influence of Spacing on Volume Factors

    III. Volume Production

    IV. Quality

    V. Attacks of Heart Rot

    VI. The Economic Importance of Spacing

    VII. Summary



    The Influence of Silvicultural Practices on Wood Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Wood Properties in Relation to the Length of the Rotation

    III. The Influence of Growth Rate on Wood Properties

    IV. Wood Properties as Influenced by Different Silvicultural Systems

    V. Wood Properties in Relation to Growing Space and Thinning

    VI. Wood Properties in Relation to Nutrition

    VII. The Influence of Pruning on Wood Properties

    VIII. The Influence of Forest Fires on Wood Properties

    IX. Possibilities in the Improvement of Wood Quality by Breeding

    X. Summary


    Forest Meteorology: The Forest Energy Balance

    I. Introduction

    II. The Energy Balance of a Forest

    III. Components of the Energy Balance

    IV. The Energy Balance on Leaf Surfaces and Other Vegetation Elements

    V. The Energy Balance of a Single Tree

    VI. The Total Energy Budget of the Forest

    VII. Conclusions


    Growth Rates and Growth Periodicity of Tree Roots

    I. Introduction

    II. The Root System and Growth Rates of Tree Roots


    Successions of Organisms in Discoloration and Decay of Wood

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical and Background Information

    III. Basic Information on Ecology and Physiology Pertinent to Successions

    IV. Successions of Organisms in Discoloration and Decay Processes in Living Trees, Especially Hardwoods

    V. Successions of Organisms in Discoloration and Decay Processes in Living Trees, Especially Conifers

    VI. Successions in Trees Weakened by Parasites

    VII. Successions in Trees Killed by Various Agents

    VIII. Successions in Pulpwood, Pulp Chips, and Wood Products

    IX. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224794

About the Editors

John A. Romberger

Peitsa Mikola

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