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How this helps you:

This chapter and its activities help you learn about the parts of a tree so you can better communicate with a forester, logger or other woods worker. It will help you determine which tree characteristics you want to encourage on your land by considering genetically controlled characteristics, live-crown ratio, and shade tolerance. Learn how soil type, topography, and climate must be considered when determining the most appropriate tree species to encourage on your land. Finally you will learn that managing a stand is easier when you let the natural ecological trajectory occur.

Step 1: Learn more about the parts of a tree

Step 2 : Learn the effects of tree characteristics

Step 3 : Find out how genetics affects tree form and growth

Step 4 : Live-Crown Ratio

Step 5 : Determine shade tolerance

Step 6 : Effects of Site Characteristics

Step 7: Effects of Climate

Step 8: Determine how your woodland grows

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