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

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

by Julian Evans, John W. Turnball, John W. Turnbull
     
 

The first edition was published 22 years ago, and the second, a dozen years ago; this third edition maintains the structure but is thoroughly updated throughout. The two authors are forestry experts affiliated with research and development agencies, and they are writing for students and forest managers in developing nations. After introductory material defining and… See more details below

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The first edition was published 22 years ago, and the second, a dozen years ago; this third edition maintains the structure but is thoroughly updated throughout. The two authors are forestry experts affiliated with research and development agencies, and they are writing for students and forest managers in developing nations. After introductory material defining and discussing plantation, or "planted forest," species, development, and organization and structure, several chapters address land, social, and economic factors. The bulk of the book concerns what to plant, seed collection and storage, maintenance, nutrition, thinning, pruning, and other practical issues. The final section is concerned with soil conservation, rehabilitation, and sustainability. The bibliography is extensive, and indexing is by species and by general topic. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198529941
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction
1Introduction3
2Why plantations?13
3Planted forest in tropical countries25
4Plantation organization and structure39
Pt. IILand, social and economic factors, and planning in plantation development
5Land and plantation development51
6Social and economic factors in tree-planting and plantation development72
7Planning the plantation enterprise90
Pt. IIIPlantation silviculture
8What to plant?107
9Seed collection, supply, and storage131
10Forest nurseries150
11Clonal plantations183
12Plantation establishment200
13Plantation maintenance223
14Nutrition of tree crops237
15Dynamics of stand growth252
16Thinning261
17High pruning276
18Rotations, regeneration, and coppice283
19Protection - an introduction297
Pt. IVTree-planting and plantation forestry : in rural development, soil conservation, rehabilitation, environmental considerations, and sustainability
20Tree-planting in rural development and agroforestry315
21Protective afforestation334
22Tree planting for ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration353
23Afforestation of inhospitable sites363
24Ecological factors and sustainability of plantations378
Bibliography395
Species index449
General index454

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