The Design of Forest Landscapes

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9780198542803: The Design of Forest Landscapes

This concise handbook combines sound landscape principles with practical advice on the conservation and enhancement of natural areas in and around managed forests. The book describes aesthetic issues and discusses the broader implications of forestry in the landscape. It goes on to establish an overall framework within which the abundant variety of landscape details may be situated. A number of useful examples show how forests can be planned to best reflect their surroundings, particularly in the planting and felling stages. Topics include the choice of species; the design of small woods, shelterbelts, and forest roadsides; and the planning, management, timing, and implementation of design projects. The book includes hundreds of illustrations, many in full color. The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of theoretical understanding.

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About the Author:

Oliver W. R. Lucas, Forest District Manager, Forestry Commission, Coldharbour, Wareham.

Review:

'A most lucid book on the design of forest landscape beautifully illustrated with numerous photographs of top quality diagrams that will be understood by foresters interested in producing forests of rare beauty not prejudicing the commercial stability ... a most readable book devoid of the
usual technical jargon often written in books of this magnitude. "The Design of Forest Landscapes" will become the authority for all owners, foresters, planners and Land Agents to use for many years to come.'
Association of Professional Foresters Newsletter, December 1991

'comprehensive books ... The text is packed with valuable principles and advice, at times usefully extracted and highlighted. It is profusely illustrated and much of the message is conveyed by the use of diagrams, sketches and photomontage.'
Esther Woodward, Forestry, Vol. 65, No. 3, 1992

`When this book landed on my desk I was immediately impressed with its presentation, a hefty and apparently thoroughly prepared volume profusely illustrated with high quality drawings and clear photographs. The layout is clear, with information accessible and easily assimilated. It is
refreshing to find a book on forest design which goes into significant detail on subjects beyond the initial early planning stages ... this book should nevertheless prove a very useful source of information and is a welcome supplement to the Forestry Commission's booklet "Forest Landscape Design
Guidelines".'
Nick Roberts, Dip LA MSc MIEnvSc of Landmark, Bristol

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