Dendrology and the Profession of Forestry
Abstract:Dendrology is a carry-over from the early twentieth century, when forestry was not a fully developed discipline. Today the importance of dendrology in its traditional form may be questioned, and thus it appears desirable to split dendrology into woody plant taxonomy and forest ecology. This suggestion is made in view of the substantial body of knowledge in both areas and in order to develop better ecosystem managers.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Publication date: 1981-10-01
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