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Forestry Research Guide: Notable Library Resources

This is a guide to resources in the study of Forestry.

Dendrology: the scientific study of trees

Silviculture: the growing and cultivation of trees. from The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd. Erin McKean. Oxford University Press, 2005

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries / Referece Materials

Notable Resources

These are works that can be checked out from the library or are fully available online.

Forest genetics in the Lake states; an annotated bibliography [by] William J. Libby, Burton V. Barnes [and] Stephen H. Spurr.
A good resource for older information, as in a Literature Review or for citation tracking.
Remote Storage:: Z5991 .L3

Guide to management of roadside trees [microform]. Implementation package ; FHWA-IP-86-17. 69 pages.
McLean, Va. : Federal Highway Administration ; [Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service, 1986]
MSU GOV DOCS US FICHE, 3 W      TD 2.36:86-17
Link to the document in pdf format: http://www.naturewithin.info/Roadside/Zeigler_FHWA.pdf

Plants for Michigan roadsides / [Michigan Department of State Highways, Design Division - Roadside Development].
This is a marvelous and rare work of many species of trees and shrubs used for roadside plantings. very descriptive tables address characteristics for each species.  Book is oversized and in closed reference.  Excellent for Landscape Architecture and land use planning and rehabilitation.
Remote Storage; TE178 .M5

The swelling and shrinking of wood : a practical technology primer / Otto Suchsland.
In the MSU Faculty Book Collection, First Floor West (2 copies, do circulate)
MSU FACULTY BOOK COLL, 1 WEST: TA420 .S83 2004

Wood handbook : Wood as an engineering material
Electronic format and available in Government Documents.
MSU GOV DOCS US FICHE, 3 W: A 13.88:FPL-GTR-113

The world list of threatened trees
General collection; can be checked out.
MSU MAIN LIBRARY: QK86.A1 O54 1998

Forestry Glossaries

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