Coppice Agroforestry

Coppice Agroforestry We Humans Must Develop Land Management Systems That Provide Diverse Products To Meet Our Needs While Regenerating Healthy Ecosystems Coppice Agroforestry Systems Can Do Exactly This Many Woody Plants Resprout From The Stump Or Root Suckers When Cut To The Ground We Call The Regrowth Coppice , And The Management System Coppicing Many Ancient Cultures Understood This Plant Behavior And Managed Coppice To Produce Their Fuel, Craft And Building Materials, Livestock Fodder, Fencing, And Much In North America, Coppicing Was A Casualty Of European Emigration From A Culture Of Resource Conservation By Necessity To One Of Widespread Overexploitation And Industrialization We Now Must Re Engage With These Practices And Develop Them To A High Art For Our Times And For Our Future.Mark Krawczyk Www.keylinevermont.com And Www.rivenwoodcrafts.com And Dave Jacke Www.edibleforestgardens.com Have Therefore Decided To Write Coppice Agroforestry Perennial Silviculture For The 21st Century Coppice Agroforestry Will Serve As A Detailed Manual For Foresters, Farmers, Craftspeople, And Land Managers Describing The History, Ecology, Economics, Design, And Management Of Agroforestry Systems Based On The Repeated Harvest Of Small Diameter Wood Products From Resprouting Tree Stumps Bridging Ancient Coppice Traditions And Cutting Edge Agroecosystem Design Coppice Agroforestry Will Articulate A Practical Vision Of Forest Management That Integrates Ecosystem Health, Economic Viability, Multi Generational Tree Crops, And Diverse Non Timber Forest Products Our Book Will Fill Severa Critical Gaps That So Far Have Been Unfilled In The Literature On Coppice Woodlands How To Apply This Strategy To North American Ecosystems And Species Effective Design Processes For Multifunctional, Productive Landscapes Details On Coppice System Establishment Consolidated Research From A Scattered Literature Data On Projected System Yields An In Depth Discussion Of Coppice Products And Market Potential As We Strive For Solutions To Stabilize Our Communities, Economies And Ecologies, It S Vital That We Come Prepared With A Diverse And Well Stocked Toolbox Coppice Woodland Management Can And Will Provide Complementary Solutions For A Post Petroleum World We Feel Eager To Contribute To This Expanding Toolbox With Coppice Agroforestry While We Have Found Publishers Interested In This Book, We Have Chosen To