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Title: Seeing the forest for the trees: forest health monitoring
Author: Fierke, M.; Nowak, D.; Hofstetter, R.;
Source: Chapter 10. In: Castello, John D.; Teale, Stephen A., eds. Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press: 321-343.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Description: A recent definition of forest health states that it is dependent on sustainability, productivity, and pest management, which is similar to the central premise of this text. We suggest that one way to assess sustainability, as the first component of a healthy forest, is to determine if observed landscape-level tree mortality corresponds to baseline mortality (i.e., a stable size structure is maintained so that the number of trees dying within a size class does not exceed the number necessary to replace those in the next larger size class). Meanwhile, productivity, the second component of a healthy forest, involves meeting the management objectives of the landowner.
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Fierke, M.; Nowak, D.; Hofstetter, R. 2011. Seeing the forest for the trees: forest health monitoring. Chapter 10. In: Castello, John D.; Teale, Stephen A., eds. Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press: 321-343.
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