The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the by Leon Neel,Jerry F. Franklin

By Leon Neel,Jerry F. Franklin

Greenwood Plantation within the crimson Hills area of southwest Georgia features a infrequent one-thousand-acre stand of old-growth longleaf pine woodlands, a remnant of an atmosphere that when lined with reference to 90 million acres around the Southeast. The paintings of dealing with Longleaf records the occasionally debatable administration process that not just has safe Greenwood’s “Big Woods” but additionally has been practiced on a considerable acreage of the remnant longleaf pine woodlands within the purple Hills and different elements of the Coastal simple. usually defined as an artwork expert through technology, the Stoddard-Neel method combines common prescribed burning, hugely selective logging, a dedication to a selected forest aesthetic, intimate wisdom of the atmosphere and its strategies, and different recommendations to regulate the longleaf pine environment in a sustainable way.

The namesakes of this technique are Herbert Stoddard (who constructed it) and his colleague and successor, Leon Neel (who has subtle it). as well as providing an in depth, illustrated define of the Stoddard-Neel strategy, the book—based on an intensive oral background undertaking undertaken via Paul S. Sutter and Albert G. means, with Neel as its significant subject—discusses Neel’s deep familial and cultural roots within the pink Hills; his years of labor with Stoddard; and the formation and early years of the Tall Timbers examine Station, which Stoddard and Neel helped present in the pinelands close to Tallahassee, Florida, in 1958. of their creation, environmental historians Sutter and approach offer an summary of the longleaf ecosystem’s typical and human background, and in his afterword, woodland ecologist Jerry F. Franklin affirms the worth of the Stoddard-Neel Approach.

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