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What is the importance of forestrry?

What is the importance of forestry?

Forestry is the science and art of creating, managing, using and reusing, conserving, and repairing of  forestswoodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits. Forestry is practicing in plantations and natural stands. The science of forestry has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences. And also, the forestry is provided lot of services
Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, in what is known as multiple-use management, including:
Protect Environment and Climate                     Fuel wood
Wildlife habitat                                                    Natural water quality management
Recreational use                                                 Landscape and community protection
Employment                                                        Aesthetically appealing landscapes
Biodiversity management                                  Watershed management
Erosion control
Preserving forests as "sinks" for atmospheric carbon dioxide
A practitioner and study of forestry is known as a forester. Other common terms are: a silviculturalist. Silviculture is narrower than forestry, being concerned only with forest plants, but is often used synonymously with forestry.
Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital applied science, Art and technology.
Forestry is an important economic segment in various industrial countries. For example, in Germany, forests cover nearly a third of the land area, wood is the most important renewable-resource, and forestry supports more than a million jobs and about €182 billion of value to the German economy each year.
And also in India forest contribute in nation GDP aprox. 2.5 percent.


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