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Plantation Forestry in the Tropics
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Development of planted forests in tropical and subtropical countries is accelerating to satisfy the ever-growing global demand for wood products. Indeed, it is expected that within 20 years half of all wood fibre in the world will be sourced from plantations, of which more than half are in the tropics and subtropics. As well as intensively managed industrial wood plantations, trees are increasingly being planted as part of farming systems - to control erosion and rehabilitate degraded lands and forests. Active community involvement in tree planting as part of rural development is now widespread and welcome. Plantation Forestry in the Tropics provides an overview that sets plantation silviculture in the wider context of development processes and their social, environmental and ecological impacts. The structure and approach of previous editions have been retained but every chapter has been comprehensively revised and updated. Two new chapters, one on clonal forestry, the other on ecological restoration, have also been added although the central theme remains the silviculture that underpins successful industrial planted forests. Overall, the book provides an up-to-date account of silvicultural practices, some of the socio-economic essentials, and the key role tree planting now plays in natural resource management and improving rural livelihoods in the tropics. Contemporary issues such as full stakeholder participation and sustainable management practices in planted forests are also addressed. The authors have drawn on their field experience from over 40 tropical and sub-tropical countries, and readers will find examples from Africa, Latin America, tropical Asia and the Pacific. Both the historical context and recent developments are presented, and examples are drawn from industrial plantations, rural development plantings, agroforestry and tree planting for soil protection and rehabilitation of degraded forests. Students, professional foresters, development specialists, and all with an interest in tropical forest management will find this a valuable reference text.
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PART I INTRODUCTION ; PART II LAND, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC FACTORS, AND PLANNING IN PLANTATION DEVELOPMENT ; PART III PLANTATION SILVICULTURE ; PART IV TREE-PLANTING AND PLANTATION FORESTRY IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, SOIL CONSERVATION, REHABILITATION, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY

About 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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This book provides the student with a comprehensive introduction or the practitioner or development specialist with an overview of plantation forestry and tree planting in tropical countries as part of sound land use. * Rural Development Forestry Network, Newsletter 14 * This new edition of Plantation Forestry in the Tropics firmly re-establishes it as the standard text...Julian Evans's book deserves a place on the bookshelf of all foresters - they will find much to learn from it. * Forestry *

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