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Bristlecone pines, oldest trees in the world (Great Basin National Park, National Park Service)
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Healthy Forests Reserve Program (US Department of Agriculture)
Forestry Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

forest : a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract — Webster

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Forest is a large area dominated by trees. Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing and ecological function.

Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth, and are distributed around the globe. Forests account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth’s biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth’s plant biomass. Net primary production is estimated at 21.9 gigatonnes carbon per year for tropical forests, 8.1 for temperate forests, and 2.6 for boreal forests.

Forests at different latitudes and elevations form distinctly different ecozones: boreal forests near the poles, tropical forests near the equator and temperate forests at mid-latitudes. Higher elevation areas tend to support forests similar to those at higher latitudes, and amount of precipitation also affects forest composition. — Wikipedia

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Introduction



Forest Fact Breaks (Oregon Forests Resources Institute)
Oregon Forests Resources Institute

The Forests Biome (World’s Biomes, University of California Museum of Paleontology)

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Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values for human and environment benefits. The science of forestry has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences.

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, in what is known as multiple-use management, including the provision of timber, fuel wood, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as ‘sinks’ for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester. Other common terms are: a verderer, or a silviculturalist. Silviculture is narrower than forestry, being concerned only with forest plants, but is often used synonymously with forestry.

Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital applied science, craft, and technology. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica



Potential Roles of Swedish Forestry in the Context of Climate Change Mitigation (Tomas Lundmark, et al., Forests)

Forestry (US Department of Agriculture)

Preservation

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Forest History (Forest History Society, YouTube Channel)
Forest History Society

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Category: Forest Museums (Wikipedia)

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