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Questions tagged [forestry]

For questions about the maintenance, creation and development of a forest or area with congregated trees.

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How would a medieval army conquer a treetop city?

In my book series, an evil space conqueror named Tate is attacking the planet of Aztlan. However, in order to do so, he must subjugate the Avian tribe and their capital city of Palo Alto. However, ...
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How quickly do forests spread in a temperate climate?

On a continent similar to modern-day Europe with a temperate climate, 90% of the continent's flat and hilly land was once covered by native forest. Human activity has reduced that to 10%. A ...
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A 40km alien saucer is floating 1km above central Africa for a long time. What are the effects on the rainforest below?

Earlier this year, a second alien saucer came to Earth and stopped 1 kilometer above the central African nation of Wakanda. The Wakandans are fine with this and refuse to let anyone investigate or do ...
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Is it possible to justify heavy infantry and cavalry in tropical jungle?

There's a empire with big jungles (60% is covered by jungle). Actually, I wanted the empire to use a lot of heavy infantry and cavalry. After doing some research, however, this seems to have hardly ...
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If tree sap looked like blood, would we be less inclined to cutting trees down? [closed]

Compassion We often feel more concern about the pain inflicted to animal that have expression that are more intuitive to us. We are more compassionate with a chimpanzee than a trout, in part because ...
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Can a forest have continuous fog?

I am writing a story set in a fantasy world, with an atmosphere similar to Earth's. Would it be possibly to have a forest situated near wetlands which create radiation fog at night, which drifts into ...
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Could you import enough water into an ecosystem to make a new rainforest?

So a rainforest creates a positive feedback loop—vegetation creates evapotranspiration which encourages rainfall, which in turns encourages more vegetation. If you wanted to badly enough, could you ...
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Can you actually have a Forest Kingdom?

Is there any way to set a kingdom in a forest so that it still is a forest instead of a clearing surrounded by forest? The kingdom must live on the ground, and somehow, if transplanted to Renaissance ...
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What event could leave an ancient forest so burned it's impassable to humans and cause Centaurs and Humans to work together?

One of the borders of my map is a forest that was burned so badly and for such a great distance that it is currently impassable for humans. There is a once-great city on the edge of the burned forest ...
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City in a hollow tree

As a tree grows new layers are added each year so that the trunk expands in radius. The living part of the tree is a relatively thin layer on the outside just beneath the bark, and the wood further ...