All The Trees Of The Forest

Author by : Alon Tal
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : DIVIn this insightful and provocative book, Alon Tal provides a detailed account of Israeli forests, tracing their history from the Bible to the present, and outlines the effort to transform drylands and degraded soils into prosperous parks, rangelands, and ecosystems. Tal’s description of Israel’s trials and errors, and his exploration of both the environmental history and the current policy dilemmas surrounding that country's forests, will provide valuable lessons in the years to come for other parts of the world seeking to reestablish timberlands./div


Finding The Mother Tree

Author by : Suzanne Simard
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Publisher by : Knopf Publishing Group
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Description : "A personal and scientific work on trees, forests, and the author's profound discoveries of tree communication"--


To Speak For The Trees

Author by : Diana Beresford-Kroeger
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Publisher by : Random House Canada
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Description : Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger's startling insights into the hidden life of trees have already sparked a quiet revolution in how we understand our relationship to forests. Now, in a captivating account of how her life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet. When Diana Beresford-Kroeger--whose father was a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and whose mother was an O'Donoghue, one of the stronghold families who carried on the ancient Celtic traditions--was orphaned as a child, she could have been sent to the Magdalene Laundries. Instead, the O'Donoghue elders, most of them scholars and freehold farmers in the Lisheens valley in County Cork, took her under their wing. Diana became the last ward under the Brehon Law. Over the course of three summers, she was taught the ways of the Celtic triad of mind, body and soul. This included the philosophy of healing, the laws of the trees, Brehon wisdom and the Ogham alphabet, all of it rooted in a vision of nature that saw trees and forests as fundamental to human survival and spirituality. Already a precociously gifted scholar, Diana found that her grounding in the ancient ways led her to fresh scientific concepts. Out of that huge and holistic vision have come the observations that put her at the forefront of her field: the discovery of mother trees at the heart of a forest; the fact that trees are a living library, have a chemical language and communicate in a quantum world; the major idea that trees heal living creatures through the aerosols they release and that they carry a great wealth of natural antibiotics and other healing substances; and, perhaps most significantly, that planting trees can actively regulate the atmosphere and the oceans, and even stabilize our climate. This book is not only the story of a remarkable scientist and her ideas, it harvests all of her powerful knowledge about why trees matter, and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change. Diana eloquently shows us that if we can understand the intricate ways in which the health and welfare of every living creature is connected to the global forest, and strengthen those connections, we will still have time to mend the self-destructive ways that are leading to drastic fires, droughts and floods.


The Hearbeat Of Trees Embracing Our Ancient Bond With Forests And Nature

Author by : Peter Wohlleben
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Publisher by : Greystone Books
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Description : From the NYT-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes a remarkable treatise on the ancient bond between humans and nature. In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature--but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste your journey into the woods. Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving trees--it's about saving ourselves, too.


Urban Forests And Trees

Author by : Cecil C. Konijnendijk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This multidisciplinary book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas, with chapters by experts in forestry, horticulture, landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology. Beginning with historical and conceptual basics, the coverage includes policy, design, implementation and management of forestry for urban populations.


Juvenile Wood In Forest Trees

Author by : Bruce J. Zobel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The trend in forestry is toward shorter rotations and more complete utiliza tion of trees. The reasons are: (1) financial pressures to obtain rapid returns on the forestry investment made possible by an earlier harvest; (2) enforced harvest of young plantations to maintain a continuing supply of cellulose for mills where wood shortages are experienced; (3) thinning young plantations, both because they were planted too densely initially and because thinning is done where long rotation quality trees are the forestry goal; (4) more intensive utilization is being done using tops and small diameter trees; and (5) there is interest in using young (juvenile) wood for special products because of its unique characteristics and the development of new technologies. The largest present-day source of conifer juvenile wood is from thinnings of plantations where millions of hectares of pine were planted too densely. Because of the better growth rate resulting from improved silviculture and good genetic stock, plantations will need to be thinned heavily. As a result of this trend, young wood makes up an increasingly larger proportion of the total conifer wood supply each year. Large amounts of juvenile wood from hard woods are also currently available, especially in the tropics and subtropics, because of the fast growth rate of the species used, which results in shorter rotations and ess~ntially all juvenile wood.


Trees Truffles And Beasts

Author by : Chris Maser
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
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Description : The book makes a compelling case that we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats from the microscopic level to the gigantic.


Trees Of The Forest

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Size And Age Related Changes In Tree Structure And Function

Author by : Frederick C. Meinzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Millions of trees live and grow all around us, and we all recognize the vital role they play in the world’s ecosystems. Publicity campaigns exhort us to plant yet more. Yet until recently comparatively little was known about the root causes of the physical changes that attend their growth. Since trees typically increase in size by three to four orders of magnitude in their journey to maturity, this gap in our knowledge has been a crucial issue to address. Here at last is a synthesis of the current state of our knowledge about both the causes and consequences of ontogenetic changes in key features of tree structure and function. During their ontogeny, trees undergo numerous changes in their physiological function, the structure and mechanical properties of their wood, and overall architecture and allometry. This book examines the central interplay between these changes and tree size and age. It also explores the impact these changes can have, at the level of the individual tree, on the emerging characteristics of forest ecosystems at various stages of their development. The analysis offers an explanation for the importance of discriminating between the varied physical properties arising from the nexus of size and age, as well as highlighting the implications these ontogenetic changes have for commercial forestry and climate change. This important and timely summation of our knowledge base in this area, written by highly respected researchers, will be of huge interest, not only to researchers, but also to forest managers and silviculturists.


Textbook Of Dendrology

Author by : William Morehouse Harlow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Preface: With the large number of books now available featureing North American trees, the launching of another on this subject merits perhaps some explanation. Most present tree manuals fall into one of two classes: (1) encyclopedic, such as Sargent's monumental "Silva of North America," later condensed into one volume, which has been adapted by nearly every writer of tree books since it first appeared; and (2) local, as exemplified by the many excellent state and regional manuals. Nearly all these publications have been written from the botanical or taxonomic standpoint and in general treat each species in the same detail. It is obviously impossible for a beginning student in forestry to gain an adequate knowledge of more than a few of the thousand tree species native to this continent. Rather, it is desirable only to cover as many groups (genera) as possible, and to illustrate these with the species of greatest importance to forestry. Such a treatment, accompanied by adequate photographic halftones, has not been available to date, and the authors hope that the present book will fill this need. The native coniferous genera have all been included because of their relative importance, and fewer numbers; but several families, and many genera species of the broadleaved trees have been omitted. It is felt that students of forestry should first know well the commercial species of North America, and then become familiar with the lesser important trees and shrubs of the locality where they may find themselves practicing forestry. The latter must usually be done by the student himself with the aid of a local tree manual. If he has fully appreciated generic characteristics during his training in dendrology, this should not be a difficult procedure. Because this book is not comprhensive for any one portion of the country, it seems best to omit detailed keys and to use instead tables covering family and generic characters. Our experience shows that basic information is more readily assimilated in this form. The does not mean that keys are not of primary importance, and considerable time should be spent with them in identifying local material. The authors will greatly appreciate having any errors called to their attention and will also welcome comments or criticism from those using the book in teaching or otherwise. Most of the photographs were taken with one of the modern miniature cameras whose remarkable depth of focus has made possible many otherwise unattainable pictures. William M. Harlow, Ellwood S. Harrar--Syracuse, N.Y., Durham, N.C., August, 1937.


Famous Trees Of Texas

Author by : Gretchen Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Texas A&M University Press
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Description : Famous Trees of Texas was first published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service (now Texas A&M Forest Service), an organization created in 1915 and charged with protecting and sustaining the forests, trees, and other related natural resources of Texas. For the 100-year anniversary of TFS, the agency presents a new edition of this classic book, telling the stories of 101 trees throughout the state. Some are old friends, featured in the first edition and still alive (27 of the original 81 trees described in the first edition have died); some are newly designated, discovered as people began to recognize their age and value. All of them remain “living links” to the state’s storied past.


Predictive Analytics And Data Mining

Author by : Vijay Kotu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Morgan Kaufmann
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Description : Put Predictive Analytics into Action Learn the basics of Predictive Analysis and Data Mining through an easy to understand conceptual framework and immediately practice the concepts learned using the open source RapidMiner tool. Whether you are brand new to Data Mining or working on your tenth project, this book will show you how to analyze data, uncover hidden patterns and relationships to aid important decisions and predictions. Data Mining has become an essential tool for any enterprise that collects, stores and processes data as part of its operations. This book is ideal for business users, data analysts, business analysts, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals and for anyone who wants to learn Data Mining. You’ll be able to: 1. Gain the necessary knowledge of different data mining techniques, so that you can select the right technique for a given data problem and create a general purpose analytics process. 2. Get up and running fast with more than two dozen commonly used powerful algorithms for predictive analytics using practical use cases. 3. Implement a simple step-by-step process for predicting an outcome or discovering hidden relationships from the data using RapidMiner, an open source GUI based data mining tool Predictive analytics and Data Mining techniques covered: Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualization, Decision trees, Rule induction, k-Nearest Neighbors, Naïve Bayesian, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector machines, Ensemble models, Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Association analysis using Apriori and FP Growth, K-Means clustering, Density based clustering, Self Organizing Maps, Text Mining, Time series forecasting, Anomaly detection and Feature selection. Implementation files can be downloaded from the book companion site at www.LearnPredictiveAnalytics.com Demystifies data mining concepts with easy to understand language Shows how to get up and running fast with 20 commonly used powerful techniques for predictive analysis Explains the process of using open source RapidMiner tools Discusses a simple 5 step process for implementing algorithms that can be used for performing predictive analytics Includes practical use cases and examples


The Global Forest

Author by : Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Trees provide shelter, medicine and food. They are part of our imaginations, folklore, ecosystems and our lives. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a world expert on trees, has woven together ecology, myth, horticulture, spirituality and science to show how their future is ours. From hedgerows that contain an entire chain of life to trees that can breathe, heal, nurture and even communicate, each of these forty interlocking essays shows us the enormous significance of the global forest, of which we are all a part. 'Beautifully written . . . As I walked to work this morning, I began to see the trees with a newfound respect and awe' New Scientist 'Has the potential to do for trees what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for peregrines . . . Easy to read, each of her short essays could inspire a week's meditation . . . amazing' BBC Wildlife 'Did you know that oak trees create their own sunscreen? That a child can receive protection from leukaemia simply from holding a green walnut? Or that each species of tree is responsible for about 40 species of insects? . . . this book invites the reader to see with new eyes, to wonder and to begin to understand' The Tablet


Trees

Author by : Alastair Fitter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Collins
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Description : The unrivalled beginner's guide to identifying the most common species of tree in northern Europe. This is the perfect pocket guide for anyone who wants to identify those deciduous or evergreen species they may come across on hill or in dale, in the town or in the countryside. For each tree included in the book, there is a wealth of both textual and visual identification information. Remarkably detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but also details of leaf shape, flowers, fruits, and bark. There's also information on the origin of each species, its height, preferred habitat, and growing conditions. Illustrations of cones, catkins, nuts, and fruits allow you to distinguish between similar species at a glance. The introduction covers the life cycle of trees, the establishment of woodland, people's relationship with forests, and how to go about identifying trees, plus the all-important question—what exactly is a tree?


Sylva

Author by : John Evelyn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : 1. It is not my intention here to speak of earth, as one of the common reputed elements; of which I have long since publish'd an ample account, in an express Treatise (annexed to this volume, ) which I desire my reader to peruse; since it might well commute for the total omission of this chapter, did not method seem to require something briefly to be said: Which first, as to that of earth, we shall need at present to penetrate no deeper into her bosom, than after paring of the turfe, scarrifiying the upper-mould, and digging convenient pits and trenches, not far from the natural surface, without disturbing the several strata and remoter layers, whether of clay, chalk, gravel, sand, or other successive layers, and concrets fossil, (tho' all of them useful sometimes, and agreeable to our foresters;) tho' few of them what one would chuse before the under-turfe, black, brown, gray, and light, and breaking into short clods, and without any disagreeable scent, and with some mixture of marle or loame, but not clammy; of which I have particularly spoken in that Treatise


Forest Dynamics Growth And Yield

Author by : Hans Pretzsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of forest dynamics and the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. How do tree crowns, trees or entire forest stands respond to thinning in the long term? What effect do tree species mixtures and multi-layering have on the productivity and stability of trees, stands or forest enterprises? How do tree and stand growth respond to stress factors such as climate change or air pollution? Furthermore, in the event that one has acquired knowledge about the effects of thinning, mixture and stress, how can one make that knowledge applicable to decision-making in forestry practice? The experimental designs, analytical methods, general relationships and models for answering questions of this kind are the focus of this book. Given the structures dealt with, which range from plant organs to the tree, stand and enterprise levels, and the processes analysed in a time frame of days or months to decades or even centuries, this book is directed at all readers interested in trees, forest stands and forest ecosystems. This work has been compiled for students, scientists, lecturers, forest planners, forest managers, and consultants.


Science Comics Trees

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : First Second Books
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Description : Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: In Trees we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.


The Forest And The Trees

Author by : Allan G. Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Temple University Press
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Description : If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? What insight about the nature of social life could serve as a gateway to questions that point toward everything we want to know? What could we use as a starting point, a core view of reality on which sociological practice of all kinds is based, consciously or not? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical -- the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. It is about what that insight is and why it matters that we understand it, use it, and pass it on. It is about the future of a discipline whose influence and credibility will stand or fall on the ability to foster a clear and widespread understanding of what it means to think sociologically. The Forest and the Trees is an account of how sociological practice finds its way into almost every aspect of life, from headlines in the morning paper to the experiences of growing older to the ravages of social oppression. It is about things small and things large, things simple and things more complex than we can imagine. The Forest and the Trees flows from the tradition of Peter Berger's Invitation to Sociology and C. Wright Mills' Sociological Imagination. It will engage students and teachers alike with a rare and powerful combination of a scholar's feel for the discipline, and a gifted writer's voice that moves and inspires with the immediacy of lived experience, a clear and accessible articulation of the tools of the trade, and a passionate commitment to the promise of sociology to revolutionize how people think about social life and participate in it.


Forest And Shade Trees Of Iowa

Author by : Peter J. van der Linden
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Iowa Press
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Description : Back in print at last in a third edition, the classic Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa now has a wealth of full-color photographs and updated, reorganized information that will please both new and returning readers. Part 1 of this guide focuses on identification, with user-friendly keys to both summer and winter trees and illustrated descriptions of more than one hundred common species. The trees are arranged according to similarities in foliage; each entry includes a large scan of a leafy branch along with two or three smaller photos of buds, flowers, fruits, and winter twigs. The text contains a description of the species, its geographical distribution, and notes on how to distinguish it from similar species. Part 2 is divided into conifers and flowering trees and includes all trees native to Iowa, trees that are widely planted, invasive species, some less commonly planted trees, and tall native shrubs that might be mistaken for trees. The authors provide information about the natural history of individual trees, their ecological requirements, pests and diseases that affect them, and their usefulness for such different purposes as windbreaks, landscaping, wildlife plantings, fuel, lumber, and food. Following these two main parts, three shorter sections describe the planting and care of trees, Iowa’s forest communities, and good places to see trees in the state; a glossary and a bibliography are also included. A complete guide to Iowa’s trees, both native and introduced, full of hundreds of color photos, this new edition of Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa will be immensely useful to arborists, foresters, horticulturists, landscape architects, gardeners, and all Iowans and midwesterners who appreciate the beauty and value of trees and want to learn more about them.


Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Author by : Dennis Sherwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees". Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'there', and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.


Deforestation

Author by : Armando Ang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Pub
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Description : Mother Earth is undergoing an environmental upheaval as never seen before. The unprecedented number of people bearing down on earth has greatly affected the environment of our planet. Whether we are rich or poor, developed or underdeveloped nations, we are all together for better or for worse for the well-being of this planet. Of all the problems besieging the planet, rampant deforestation is probably the single most important problem we face today. The ecological problems directly and indirectly connected with deforestation are numerous and require immediate remedies. Global warming and loss of biodiversity are two problems of universal ramification for mankind that need to be resolved if mankind is to continue to exist for the next thousand years. After air, water, and food, trees are the most important natural resources that mankind need. Otherwise, God would not have created trees in the third day of the creation story in preparation for man's beginnings and existence. It is also one of the most important renewable resources that will serve mankind for eons if we only learn to respect the role they play in our lives. Since men first walked on the planet, he was surrounded by trees with all their fruits and wildlife for his benefit. For centuries, it has provided mankind with all the resources necessary for him to survive the harsh climate. With so much of our forests lost to human needs and greed, it is necessary for us to change the way we appreciate the immense value of trees. All the wealth of the nations around the world is found in their natural resources. They could be the under the sea, under the sand, under the forests and over the top of the land surfaces. Without these resources, civilizations would not have advanced to this point in time. Except for the food from the sea and the forests on the land, all the other natural resources are considered non-renewable. Yet, at the rate we are exploiting some of these resources they too would become non-renewable and even extinct. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported in 2001 that "In many countries, illegal operations proliferate and governments are unable to control their own bureaucracies or to enforce adherence to the 'rules of the game' by commercial corporations and civil society entities. In extreme circumstances, private corporations or powerful groups are able to sway government policies and 'purchase' decrees, legislation and regulations for their own benefit." Poverty has driven many to seek their fortunes in the forests. Some practice slash-and-burn while others try to eke out their livelihood by small-scale mining in the hope of striking it rich. But more often than not, they end up with nothing to show but sufferings and ill-health for all their efforts. The same is true for all the workers in the forestry sector. They toil long hours under difficult hardship only to enrich the concessionaires who stay in their air-conditioned offices in the cities. The poor indigenous people have lost most of their livelihood and are forced to turn to swidden cultivation to survive. As their ancestral lands are taken over by greedy government bureaucrats and given away to domestic and multinational companies, their only recourse was to fight a losing battle. There have been some effective actions undertaken mostly by the NGOs. It is doubtful if it will put a dent against the destructive forces now in place and deeply entrenched. The only way to stop the greedy scums is to legislate stiffer laws against illegal poaching and even wanton destruction of forestlands by licensed loggers and impose on them the ultimate death penalty and carry it out without delay. It is often the fear of death that can force a greedy person to act rationally. In this book I have tried to set down the many causes of deforestation, the consequences of what will happen if we fail to act to protect the trees and enact measures to minimize the problems.


The North American Sylva Vol 1 Of 3

Author by : Thomas Nuttall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from The North American Sylva, Vol. 1 of 3: Or a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pa Toward the shores of the Pacific, and on the banks of the Oregon, we again meet with the agreeable features of the forest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Talking Trees And Canadian Forest Trees Classic Reprint

Author by : James Lawler
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Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from The Talking Trees, And, Canadian Forest Trees At this such a shudder passed over the school room - oor, wainscot, and desks - that the whole building shook. This sudden evidence of fear so startled the Stove that he asked who this Red Demon was, but the White Pine replied/that the Stove would learn before the night was over and went on with its story thus. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."


In The Forest

Author by : Jan Baynes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bright Sparks
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Description : The forest. What might we see in the forest? Is a forest different from the bush? How? Forest - all the same trees. Bush - many different trees and plants. What animals might we see? - birds, possums, rats, insects. Why is the forest so important to us? The trees generate oxygen. We use the wood from the trees to build houses and other things. The forest is 'home' to many animals.


Twenty Canadian Forest Trees Classic Reprint

Author by : James Lawler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from Twenty Canadian Forest Trees The substance of the tree, wood, is used for making houses, barns, ships, furniture, railway cars, implements, fences and many other things, and is also the chief fuel in Canada for heating houses. Some trees are used to make paper and others fur nish us food. Every year wood becomes of greater necessity to mankind. We know this because the price of wood is constantly increasing. Canada is one of the greatest tree-growing coun tries of the world. Many years ago people used to think that some day all the trees in Canada would be cut down and the land covered with farms. They did not know, as we do, that if all the trees in Canada were cut down tomorrow more than half the land could not be used for farms, because it is too hilly, stony, rocky, sandy, or otherwise barren. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Trees Owners Workshop Manual

Author by : Kenton Rogers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Haynes Publishing UK
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Description : Trees is a comprehensive manual showing how to select, plant and maintain trees, and focuses on finding the right tree for the right place. It explains some of the many benefits of trees that are applicable to homeowners. For example – as well as being attractive garden features, trees planted in the right position can reduce your heating bill, lower noise levels and filter air pollution. There are many other practicalities and issues associated with trees, such as subsidence, proper care and maintenance, legal issues and choosing a reputable tree-care professional. However, there are a lot of urban myths and misconceptions around trees too. This manual shows readers how trees ‘work’, including the huge advances in our understanding of trees over the last 20 years, what they need to survive and thrive in our urban environments and how to use trees (as a biotechnology) to improve our immediate and wider environment. The manual includes sections on: - Selecting and buying a tree - Tree benefits to the home, health and environment - Preparation and planting - Care, maintenance and pruning - Pests and diseases - Tree species profiles - Troubleshooting Which species of tree is best for your home and garden? How should you look after it to get the most out of it? How and where do you get impartial advice? What will a changing climate mean for your tree? These are just some of the questions we will be answering in this book. The manual guides the reader through selecting the right tree for the right place, planting, and how to establish, care for, prune and maintain your tree. For professionals engaged in managing and maintaining trees there already exists a vast array of technical books and manuals. However, there is nothing practical written for the homeowner, despite around 60–70% of all trees in towns and cities being in private ownership. Your tree may be important to you, but it is also part of a greater whole, what some call the ‘urban forest’: the collection of trees, shrubs, grass and plants in and around human settlements. Whether your tree is already established or yet to be planted, it could be providing pleasure (or pain) to many different people for generations. Kenton Rogers has worked with trees for over 25 years, including positions with the Duke of Wellington’s estate as assistant forester and as a Trustee for the International Tree Foundation. In 2011 he co-founded Treeconomics, a social enterprise with a mission to highlight the benefits of trees. He is a Chartered Forester and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Tony Kirkham started at Kew as a student where he gained the Kew diploma at honours. In 1981 he was appointed manager of the North Arboretum, from where he progressed to become Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services. Tony is best known for his appearances in the BBC series ‘A Year at Kew’ and ‘The Trees That Made Britain’.


Large Scale Mapping Of Tree Species And Dead Trees In Umava National Park And Bavarian Forest National Park Using Lidar And Multispectral Imagery

Author by : Peter Krzystek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Abstract: Knowledge of forest structures--and of dead wood in particular--is fundamental to understanding, managing, and preserving the biodiversity of our forests. Lidar is a valuable technology for the area-wide mapping of trees in 3D because of its capability to penetrate vegetation. In essence, this technique enables the detection of single trees and their properties in all forest layers. This paper highlights a successful mapping of tree species--subdivided into conifers and broadleaf trees--and standing dead wood in a large forest 924 km2 in size. As a novelty, we calibrate the critical stopping criterion of the tree segmentation based on a normalized cut with regard to coniferous and broadleaf trees. The experiments were conducted in Šumava National Park and Bavarian Forest National Park. For both parks, lidar data were acquired at a point density of 55 points/m2. Aerial multispectral imagery was captured for Šumava National Park at a ground sample distance (GSD) of 17 cm and for Bavarian Forest National Park at 9.5 cm GSD. Classification of the two tree groups and standing dead wood--located in areas of pest infestation--is based on a diverse set of features (geometric, intensity-based, 3D shape contexts, multispectral-based) and well-known classifiers (Random forest and logistic regression). We show that the effect of under- and oversegmentation can be reduced by the modified normalized cut segmentation, thereby improving the precision by 13%. Conifers, broadleaf trees, and standing dead trees are classified with overall accuracies better than 90%. All in all, this experiment demonstrates the feasibility of large-scale and high-accuracy mapping of single conifers, broadleaf trees, and standing dead trees using lidar and aerial imagery


The Tree

Author by : Colin Tudge
Languange : en
Publisher by : Broadway Books
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Total Read : 10
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Description : Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests.