By Anna Lewington, Edward Parker

ISBN-10: 1849940800

ISBN-13: 9781849940801

"Among all of the various productions with which Nature has embellished the surfaces of the earth, none awakens our sympathies, or pursuits our mind's eye so powerfully as these venerable timber, which appear to have stood the lapse of ages." - John Muir, 1868

A interesting social gathering of the the various oldest residing organisms on this planet, from the grand Oaks of Europe and strong Redwoods of California to Africas upside-down Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree, the global image of peace.

Ancient bushes covers these species of tree that experience lived for greater than 1000 years: the Redwood, Bristlecone pine, Montezuma Cypress, the Monkey Puzzle, Amazonian Ancients, Yew, Oak, candy Chestnut, Lime, Olive, Welwitschia, the Baobab, Kauri, Totara, Antarctic Beech, the Fig, Cedar, and Ginkgo.

Anna Lewington, the well known author on all issues botanical, and top natural world photographer Edward Parker offer an illuminating and visually awesome historical past of every tree species, together with the place the long-living species can nonetheless be discovered, the timber botanical info, and its legendary institutions.

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FAO, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1990). CHAPTER 3 RESOURCES Resources provide the means which enable the forest sector to function; they are the assets of the sector which are available to support its activities and produce its outputs. Their usefulness makes them valuable. They provide the inputs to the productive processes which take place in the sector. In relation to a particular region or country, the availability of resources limits the sector’s development and determines its importance compared with other sectors.

The arrangement of parts and chapters that make up this book follows the sequence in the diagram. In Part I, the forest sector is described from all aspects and its characteristics as a dynamic, open system are examined. The relevance of strategic ideas, drawn from various sources, to the special problems of the forest sector are considered in Part II; this section includes explanation and discussion of the methods that are available for promoting sector development through the strategy process.

This involves selecting those parts of the conceptual framework which are appropriate. A description of the forest sector in a country should contain an account of the types of forest resources, activities and outputs found there, an explanation of the way that they interact with each other and with other sectors. The description should also cover the organisations and institutions of the sector, the roles they play and contributions they make. The sector’s actual composition is specific to each country and the stage of development that it has reached; it also reflects external influences.

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