Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 13

Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 13 - AP Environmental-...

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AP Environmental- Chapter 13: Forests, Parks and Landscapes 13.1 Notes 1. Modern Conflicts over Forestland and Forest Resources a. General Information 1. Silviculture - the professional growing of trees 2. Forests benefit people through public service function - betterment of life and human existence. 3. Modern Conflicts about forests center on the following questions: a. Should a forest be used only as a resource to provide materials for people and civilization, or should a forest be used only to conserve natural ecosystems and biological diversity, including specific endangered species? b. Can a forest serve some of both of these functions at the same time and in the same place? c. Can a forest be managed sustainably for either use? d. Can a forest be managed for either resources or conservation and also provide recreation and scenic beauty as well as meet the spiritual needs of people? e. What role do forests play in our global environment, such as their effects on climate? 4. Forests have always been important to people; indeed, forests and civilizations have always been closely linked. 5. People have appreciated forests for spiritual and aesthetic reasons. 6. Major forestry issues: a. Sustainability b. Clear-cutting c. Old-growth forests d. Plantations e. Stream-protection zones f. National forests g. Forest tires h. Certification i. Scale of management j. People’s role 13.2 Notes 2. The Life of a Tree a. General Information i. How a tree grows 1. Photosynthesis, transportation systems, evaporation 2. 2 transportation systems:
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a. Phloem- inside of the living part of the bark, transports
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ENVIRON 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 13 - AP Environmental-...

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