Variable Retention

Variable Retention

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Variable retention is a relatively new silvicultural system that retains forest structural elements for at least one rotation in order to preserve environmental values associated with structurally complex forests. Some examples for environmental values are forest cover connectivity, soil stabilization, microclimate under retained trees, habitats associated with live or dead trees and species diversity due to habitat preservation, and wildlife corridor preservation. Variable retention also aids in emulation of natural disturbances by leaving behind some residual structure from previous stand which is typical for stand replacing disturbances. Traditional silviculture systems such as clearcut, patch cut, shelterwood, etc. are focused on maximizing timber production and future regeneration of the trees.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Patho Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136253704
  • 9786136253701