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The Woodlot Management Handbook, Second Edition

The Woodlot Management Handbook, Second Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55407-553-9
Pages 304
Language English only
Price $24.95

Written by Stewart Hilts and Peter Mitchell.
Published by Firefly Books Ltd., 2009.


Wether you're interested in growing trees for timber, generating income from selling firewood or maple syrup, sheltering wildlife or preserving your land for future generations, The Woodlot Management Handbook shows you how to get the most out of your land.

A private woodlot may range from 5 to 500 acres, and they are extremely common. Hilts and Mitchell's book is a personal "get out and walk your woods" plan.

The Woodlot Management Handbook answers landowners' most common questions on:
  • Basic woodlot conservation and practices
  • Recreational use and nature appreciation
  • Timber management and limited forestry
  • Reforestation practices
  • Assessing your own woodland
  • Identifying trees
  • Specific techniques for maintaining wildlife habitat, such as snags, logs, den trees and bush piles.
Packed with more than 50 diagrams and illustrations, this book will help you to get maximum return and enjoyment from your woodlot while respecting and protecting its delicate balance.

There is also extensive information on landscape ecology, natural succession and hardwood plantings. You'll find a clear explanation of how to thin a woodlot to improve the stand and enhance timber value through correct pruning, crop tree selection and planting practices. You'll learn how creating a trail through your woods can increase your enjoyment of your property and protect it too.

There is also extensive information on landscape ecology, natural succession and hardwood plantings. In this expanded and updated second edition, the changing views and values of woodlots are explored, covering topics such as:
  • Woodlots in the broader landscape
  • Moving to ecological restoration
  • Managing conifer plantations
  • Watching for endangered species
  • Dealing with invasive insects and plants.
About the authors: Stewart Hilts teaches in the Department of Land Resources Science at the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. Peter Mitchell is a research associate at the Centre for Land and Water Stewardship, University of Guelph. Together, Mitchell and Hilts have been designing and carrying out programs to support the stewardship efforts of rural landowners since 1991.

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This page last modified: November 4, 2009

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