Introduction rangeland woody plant and weed management-past, present, and future Book uri icon


  • Management of woody plants and weeds has been at or near the top of every survey we have seen that asked rangeland producers to identify top priority issues affecting their operations. Although we have changed the way we view brush and weeds with respect to the best composition of plants for a variety of purposes, the fact remains that they are of as much or greater concern to us today than they have been at any time during the past century. Indeed, this is a pervasive issue that has not gone away. Although several of the chapters in this book will reflect on the origin of the Texas brush and weed problem, we felt it would be appropriate to offer a historical overview in the introduction. We cannot give full measure to solving the problem unless we understand how it came about. Without this understanding, we will likely continue to repeat past mistakes that we now regret. 2004 by Texas A&M University Press. All Rights Reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hamilton, W. T., & Ueckert, D. N.

complete list of authors

  • Hamilton, WT||Ueckert, DN

publication date

  • January 2004