Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 2004

488 Pages | 194 figures

ISBN: 9780198529941

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Plantation Forestry in the Tropics

The Role, Silviculture, and Use of Planted Forests for Industrial, Social, Environmental, and Agroforestry Purposes

Third Edition

Julian Evans and John W. Turnbull

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of tree planting for industrial, social, environmental and agroforestry purposes in the tropics, thereby providing a single reference text on all aspects of tropical tree plantation management and enabling the reader to obtain a broad and balanced view of the topic.
  • Extensive bibliography comprising over 1400 literature citations gives the reader access to specialized and more detailed literature.
  • Illustrates the general principles of plantation management with numerous specific examples, assisting the reader to relate the principles to a variety of tropical situations.
  • Authors draw on their field experience from over 40 tropical and sub-tropical countries. Readers will therefore find examples from Africa, Latin America, tropical Asia and the Pacific ensuring the book has a broad regional relevance.
  • Examples are given of industrial plantations, rural development plantings, agroforestry and tree planting for soil protection and rehabilitation of degraded forests. These demonstrate to the reader the many roles and valuable interventions tree planting can play, reinforcing the importance of forest science and silviculture in sustainable development schemes.

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