Trees, and the habitats they provide.
Woodland is used in woodland management to mean any smaller area covered in trees, however dense. The term Ancient Woodland is used in nature conservation to refer to any wooded land established for a very long period (equivalent to the term old growth forest).
Woodlot is a closely-related term, which refers to a stand of trees generally used for firewood. While woodlots often technically have closed canopies, they are so small that light penetration from the edge makes them ecologically closer to woodland than forest.
2009 Class – Rob Grotty, Staff Forester, Tx Forest Service
Below is the General Forestry presentation, and one on Pruning. Also his Advanced Training Session. Rob’s contact information is: office 512-339-7807, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download TMN Forestry Lecture PDF file
- Download Grotty Pruning PDF file
- Forest Ecology & Management by Jon Gersbach, 2012 class
- Grotty – Drought and Urban Tree Issues Advanced Training session Jan 17, 2013
May 2009 Jim Houser, Texas Forester-Oak Wilt and Oak Decline
Download the Oak Wilt and Oak Decline PDF file
- Top 100 Forestry Resources website.
- Texas Tree Planting Online Guide, by Texas A&M Forest Service, suggested by Rob Grotty
- New smartphone app to ID trees by taking a leaf picture – LeafSnap – and their great ID website LeafSnap.
- The best tree ID web site, comprehensive with great photos of details is Virginia Tech Dept of Forestry – Dendrology.
- Excellent overview and tree ID information, with many references, on About.com Forestry website.
- Will Cook’s Duke University web site of detailed photos of many trees and their features.
- Main web site for The Texas Forest Service and has an excellent tree planting selection tool.
- Main web site for US Forest Service.
- Cirrus Image.com’s tree encyclopedia, good pics and info.
- GardenGuides.com web site on plants/trees.
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, known as Bugwood.org
- All you wanted to know about Oak Wilt at TexasOakWilt.org.
- The Texas Forest Service Big Tree Registry
- Forest Health, Natural Resources and Silviculture .
- Austin’s Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
- Texas Forestry Museum
- Nat’l Park Svc – Big Thicket Preserve
- Guide books on Amazon for Texas trees leaf identification, The Trees of Texas
From Shawn Walton’s weekly blog / column in Rockdale and Cameron Newspapers: