Can anyone recommend some good general books on forestry, agroforestry,
forest management, etc., particularly for temperate systems?
M. Sean Clark
Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project
Department of Agronomy and Range Science
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
You can start with How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick
Whitefield, 192 pgs, $25. Next is Forest Farming by Robert Hart, 256
pgs, $18. Also excellent is Restoration Forestry: A Guide to Sustainable
Forestry Practices Worldwide by Michael Pilarski, 526 pgs, $27 should
definitely be on your must read list. Useful Plants for Temperate
Climates by Agroforestry Resources is a great directory on trees for
timber, shrubs, vines, alge, fungi, and much more in ten volumes at
$19.50 each plus two volumes on bamboos and ground covers for $9.50each.
You might also subscribe to Agroforestry News, now in its 6th year and
dense with high-quality info on temperate tree crops and forest
gardening. It's published quarterly at $28 per year with back issues
$7.50 each postpaid, and ALL of the above are available from the
Permaculture Activist at POBox 1209, Black Mountain, NC 28711. You can
get more info on these and other titles from Peter Bane
<email@example.com>. While you're at it you could get a copy of
Temperate Forestry Systems which you can get from a NY distributor whose
email adddress is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Happy studying.
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