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International Review of Forestry Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199764, 9781483224794

International Review of Forestry Research

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: John A. Romberger Peitsa Mikola
eBook ISBN: 9781483224794
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 328
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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



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


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John A. Romberger

Peitsa Mikola

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