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Function, Design, and Establishment of Riparian Forest Buffers: A Review
(Virginia Tech, 1999-02-08)
Through the interaction of their soils, hydrology, and biotic communities, riparian forests protect and improve water quality, provide habitat for plants and animals, support aquatic communities, and provide many benefits ...
Characterization of the Vegetation and Soil of the Forest Communities at Camp Brookside in Summers County, West Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2004-12-07)
Camp Brookside, a seasonal island, is located on the floodplain of the New River in Summers County, West Virginia. This island hosts several rare plant species and a rare plant community known as a riverside flat rock plant ...
Fertilization and Woody Plant Nutrition in the Context of the Urban Forest
(Virginia Tech, 1998-10-05)
Fertilization of urban trees is often based on traditional forestry objectives. These objectives and resultant attributes may not be desired in urban trees. The majority of research and the ensuing recommendations regarding ...
A Methodology for Inventorying Stored Carbon in An Urban Forest
(Virginia Tech, 2003-06-13)
Trees in urban areas store carbon directly through photosynthesis, but they also provide the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions produced by fossil-fuel burning power plants, by means of energy conservation from ...
Use of Nonwood Plant Fibers for Pulp and Paper Industry in Asia: Potential in China
(Virginia Tech, 1998-02-16)
The pulp and paper industry around the world has been growing rapidly. As a result there has been a huge demand for pulp and paper making raw material. Recent years have seen a spurt in use of nonwood fibers being used as ...
The Role of Outreach Education in Achieving Environmental Literacy
(Virginia Tech, 2000-04-18)
Teachers of all disciplines are instrumental in shaping the characters and behaviors of future citizens. One of the greatest challenges facing environmental educators is relating to a population that is increasingly insulated ...
Japanese Garden Inventory and Management Plan for Maymont Park - Richmond, VA
(Virginia Tech, 2009-02-03)
A woody plant inventory was conducted at Maymont Park in Richmond, VA to assess species composition and plant condition of its Japanese garden. This garden has changed significantly over the years, thus requiring a plant ...
Non-Timber Forest Products in the Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Households and Communities Afflicted by HIV/AIDS
(Virginia Tech, 2003-10-20)
This paper argues that natural resources, specifically non-timber forest products (i.e., medicinal plants, wild foods, artesinal materials, etc.) play an integral part in household and community responses to the biophysical ...
The effect of an adhesive on pallet joint stiffness
(Virginia Tech, 1983)
Culture and Propagation of Japanese Maple
(Virginia Tech, 2003-12-12)
Japanese maples have maintained a steady presence in nurseries and across the suburban landscape of America for many years now. Their fineness of texture, relatively small stature, and colorful displays are attributes that ...