Plantation Forestry in the Tropics: The Role, Silviculture, and Use of Planted Forests for Industrial, Social, Environmental, and Agroforestry Purposes / Edition 3

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As the rain forests disappear, development of planted forests in tropical countries is accelerating to satisfy the ever-growing global demands for wood products as well as to improve the local environment and livelihoods of poor people. In 24 illustrated and fully referenced chapters, this book presents both the historical context and current developments in planting trees in the tropics. Contemporary issues such as engaging with stakeholders and sustainable management practices in planted forests are also addressed. This expanded third edition will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of tropical plantation forestry as part of sustainable land use. Professional foresters, development specialists, and all with an interest in tropical forest management will find this a valuable reference text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198509479
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Evans was appointed OBE in 1997 for 'Services to Forestry and the Third World'. Also Vice-President of the Commonwealth Forestry Association, Director-at-Large of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), and honorary member of Society of American Foresters.

John Turnbull received the inaugural Queen's Award for Forestry through the Commonwealth Forestry Association for his contributions to forestry in developing countries.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Why plantations?
3. Plantation forest in tropical countries
4. Plantation organization
Land, Social & Economic Factors, and Planning in Plantation Development
5. Land and plantation development
6. Social and economic factors in tree-planting and plantation development
7. Planning the plantation enterprise
Plantation Silviculture
8. What to plant?
9. Seed collection, supply and storage
10. Forest nurseries
11. Clonal plantations
12. Plantation establishment
13. Plantation maintenance
14. Nutrition of tree crops
15. Dynamics of stand growth
16. Thinning
17. High pruning
18. Rotations, regeneration, and coppice
19. Protection - an introduction
Tree-Planting and Plantation Forestry: Rural Development, Soil Conservation and Rehabilitation, and Environmental Considerations
20. Tree-planting in rural development and agroforestry
21. Protective afforestation
22. Plantations for ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration
23. Afforestation of inhospitable sites
24. Ecological factors and sustainability of plantations

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