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Forest Resources Lecture 8
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A Global Resource Forests cover 30% of Earth’s land surface  excluding Antarctica, down from 50%
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Forests for the Trees Many ways to classify forests (and trees): Evergreen/Deciduous,  Coniferous/Hardwood Tropical/Temperate/Boreal
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Multiple Use Resource Forests provide a tremendous number of goods and services: Wood can be used for: Lumber Fuel Paper
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Multiple Use Resource Standing trees:   stabilize soil prevent erosion and flooding filter water
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Multiple Use Resource Forests ecosystems provide: wildlife habitat food for people and animals recreational opportunities non-wood income – rubber,  nuts
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Fiber Resources From Forests Lumber and other construction materials – plywood, particle  and chipboard – 25% of harvest Fuel – 50% of wood harvested worldwide used as fuel  directly or as charcoal Paper products – 20% of worldwide harvest and increasing
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