Forestry and Climate Change

Authored by: K. N. Qaisar

Applied Agricultural Practices for Mitigating Climate Change

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367345297
eBook ISBN: 9780429326400
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429326400-9

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Abstract

The word “Forest” is derived from the Latin word “foris” meaning outside the village boundary or away from inhabited land. Generally, forest is referred to an area occupied by different kinds of trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasses and maintained as such. Technically, forest is an area set aside for the production of timber and other forest produce, or maintained under woody vegetation for certain direct and indirect benefits which it provide, e.g., climatic and protective. Five main features of forest are as follows:

It is an uncultivated land area,

The land area should be occupied by different kinds of natural vegetation essentially by trees or it is proposed to establish trees and other forms of vegetation,

Trees should form a closed or partially closed canopy,

Trees and other forms of vegetation should be managed for obtaining forest produce and/ or benefits, and

It should provide shelter to wildlife, birds, and other fauna.

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