Growing Plantation Forests

Author: Phil West
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540324798
Size: 20,88 MB
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In a highly readable fashion, this book describes the scientific principles which are used throughout the world to ensure rapid, healthy plantation growth. It is written for a world-wide audience, from forestry professionals and scientists through to small plantation growers, to describe how plantations may be grown responsibly and profitably. The author has been a forest scientist for over 30 years.

Growing Plantation Forests

Author: P. W. West
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319018272
Size: 16,51 MB
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This book describes the scientific principles that are used throughout the world to ensure the rapid, healthy growth of forest plantations. As the population of the world increases so does the amount of wood people use. Large areas of natural forests are being cleared every year and converted to other uses. Almost as large an area of plantation forests is being established annually to replace those lost natural forests. Eventually, plantations will produce a large proportion of the wood used around the world for firewood, building, the manufacture of paper and bioenergy. Forest plantations can also provide various environmental benefits including carbon storage, rehabilitation of degraded land, serving as disposal sites for various forms of industrial or agricultural waste and enhancing biodiversity in regions that have been largely cleared for agriculture. Whatever their motivation, plantation forest growers want their plantations to be healthy and grow rapidly to achieve their purpose as soon as possible. This book discusses how this is done. It is written for a worldwide audience, from forestry professionals and scientists through to small plantation growers, and describes how plantations may be grown responsibly and profitably.

Ecosystem Goods And Services From Plantation Forests

Author: Jurgen Bauhus
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136532285
Size: 14,18 MB
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Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do not appear to invite people for recreation and other direct uses. Yet as this book clearly shows, they can play a vital role in the provision of ecosystem services, when compared to agriculture and other forms of land use or when natural forests have been degraded. This is the first book to examine explicitly the non-timber goods and services provided by plantation forests, including soil, water and biodiversity conservation, as well as carbon sequestration and the provision of local livelihoods. The authors show that, if we require a higher provision of ecosystem goods and services from both temperate and tropical plantations, new approaches to their management are required. These include policies, methods for valuing the services, the practices of small landholders, landscape approaches to optimise delivery of goods and services, and technical issues about how to achieve suitable solutions at the scale of forest stands. While providing original theoretical insights, the book also gives guidance for plantation managers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners and community advocates, who seek to promote or strengthen the multiple-use of forest plantations for improved benefits for society. Published with CIFOR

Forestry Principles And Applications

Author: Antony, J R.
Editor: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9386237741
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This textbook is written for undergraduates & postgraduates, university & college teachers, scientists and professional foresters. It offers a real-life introduction to the field of forestry and an interdisciplinary overview of the theory behind it. This textbook covers forestry in great depth and the real strength of the book lies in its focus on the context and applications of the field. Thanks to its wide scope, it not only serves as a useful introduction to the field but can also be used to understand how many other key forestry topics have changed in recent years as a consequence of the technology advancement. This textbook will significantly help the students for preparation of UPSC-Civil Service Exam, UPSC-Indian Forest Service Exam, ICFRE & ICAR Scientists/NET Exam, University Entrance Exam for admission to M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.

Forest Concession Policies And Revenue Systems

Author: John Andrew Gray
Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821351703
Size: 11,79 MB
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Forest concessions have been an important element of forestry and forest management in many countries, including developing countries. However, if sustainable management of tropical forests is to be achieved and deforestation brought under control, the allocation, management, and supervision of forest concessions will need to be strengthened. This study examines the failures of forest concessions over the last 20 years, and highlights the potential gains resulting from concentrating on improving procedures, introducing performance incentives, and monitoring key performance elements.

Planted Forests Contributions To The Quest For Sustainable Societies

Author: James Reid Boyle
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792354680
Size: 11,65 MB
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In this volume, international experts describe biological, ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests. Representative types of planted forests are described and discussed, technical and social aspects are considered, and case studies depict the variety of purposes and uses of planted forests. Authors discuss the nature of planted forests of representative species world-wide, basic biology and ecology of plantations, and economic and social considerations in landscapes where planted forests contribute to potentially sustainable societies. The authors represent temperate and tropical forests, developed and developing nations, and all levels of intensity of planting and managing forest trees. This compilation of views and viewpoints about planted forests provides a fresh, broad outlook on trees planted for myriad purposes. Forest scientists and managers, policy experts, development officials and interested citizens will find information of value and stimuli for thinking about forestsof the future.

Plantation Forestry In The Tropics

Author: Julian Evans
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198542575
Size: 11,53 MB
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This new edition has been completely revised to provide up-to-date accounts of silvicultural practices, rural development issues, and the wider role that tree-planting plays. The chapters on agroforestry and protection forestry have been virutally rewritten, while throughout the book the important place of social forestry is recognized.

Fast Growing Plantation Development And Industrial Wooed Demand In China S Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Author: Christian Cossalter
Editor: CIFOR
Size: 18,27 MB
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Acacia Mangium Willd Ecology Silviculture And Productivity

Author: Haruni Krisnawati
Editor: CIFOR
ISBN: 6028693375
Size: 13,58 MB
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Criteria And Indicators For Sustainable Plantation Forestry In Indonesia

Author: Dwi R. Muhtaman
Editor: CIFOR
ISBN: 9798764528
Size: 13,26 MB
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The CIFOR set of Criteria and Indicators (C&I) together with other sets prepared by organisations (ITTO, WWE, SmartWood, LEI) formed the basis for the present evaluation of C7I for the use sustainable management of Acacia mangium plantations. Field testing of C7I was conducted at two sites in Sumatra (Riau and Subanjeriji) and one site in Kalimantan (Pulau Laut) during 1997 and 1998. The C&I identified for each site are summarised in this report.