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forests
Subject Category
K Forest Science and Forest Products
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Generally, an ecosystem characterized by a more or less dense and extensive tree cover. More particularly, a plant community predominantly of trees and other woody vegetation, growing more or less closely together.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/18644.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/18644
Broader Term
Forest Science and Forest Products
vegetation types
Narrower Term
amenity forests
boreal forests
climax forests
coastal forests
demonstration forests
dry forests
evergreen forests
experimental forests
forest borders
forest types
lowland forests
mixed forests
montane forests
old-growth forests
primary forests
protection forests
pygmy forests
rain forests
residual forests
riparian forests
secondary forests
selection forests
subalpine forests
temperate forests
tropical forests
upland forests
urban forests
virgin forests
Related Term
forest birds
forest communities
forest diseases
forest ecology
forest hydrology
forest land
forest pests
forest restoration
forest soils
forest stands
forest steppe
forested watersheds
forestry
Spanish
bosques
Term Number
18644