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: 9780198529941
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (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

Pt. I Introduction
1 Introduction 3
2 Why plantations? 13
3 Planted forest in tropical countries 25
4 Plantation organization and structure 39
Pt. II Land, social and economic factors, and planning in plantation development
5 Land and plantation development 51
6 Social and economic factors in tree-planting and plantation development 72
7 Planning the plantation enterprise 90
Pt. III Plantation silviculture
8 What to plant? 107
9 Seed collection, supply, and storage 131
10 Forest nurseries 150
11 Clonal plantations 183
12 Plantation establishment 200
13 Plantation maintenance 223
14 Nutrition of tree crops 237
15 Dynamics of stand growth 252
16 Thinning 261
17 High pruning 276
18 Rotations, regeneration, and coppice 283
19 Protection - an introduction 297
Pt. IV Tree-planting and plantation forestry : in rural development, soil conservation, rehabilitation, environmental considerations, and sustainability
20 Tree-planting in rural development and agroforestry 315
21 Protective afforestation 334
22 Tree planting for ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration 353
23 Afforestation of inhospitable sites 363
24 Ecological factors and sustainability of plantations 378
Bibliography 395
Species index 449
General index 454
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