When you think of “life” you think about plants, trees and water. Such has been the undisputed relationship of man-kind with nature. Forestry, agriculture and environmental science, all focus upon exploring and enhancing our co-existence with nature, “More than being a subject it is knowledge valuable for our existence. In India, the professional forestry education was started in the year 1985 and currently offered at several State Agricultural and Central Universities. The Forestry and Agroforestry has also been included as a subject in various undergraduate program of State Agricultural and other conventional universities. This text book covered all the aspect of forest like silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management, forest utilization and agroforestry. This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of forests. Besides, the book can also be used for reference material for the graduates aspiring for State and Central Forest Service Examinations. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equip them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses.
Dr. B. Sivakumar Ph.D., Assistant Professor(Forestry) Agricultural College & Research Institute Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai
Dr. B. Muralidharan M.Sc. (Horti.), Ph.D., Teaching Assistant (Horti) Department of Horticulture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore