New to this edition
Readership: 1. Forestry students (this is the only reference text available on all aspects of tropical tree plantation and management. It will provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to plantation forestry practices in the tropics as an ntegral part of sustainable development and sound land use).
2. Forest managers, rural development specialists, researchers & academics, as well as staff in aid agencies and those working with environmental NGOs (current developments are set in a historical context enabling professionals to use the book both as a reference text and to update themselves on the latest advances. This will be especially valuable for those in remote locations with limited access to library facilities).
3. All who are interested in resource management issues (it is the only reference text giving an authoritative overview on all aspects of care and management of planted trees and forests in the tropics and sub-tropics).
Julian Evans, Professor of Tropical Forestry, Imperial College London, and John W. Turnbull, Formerly Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products (Australia)
"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
"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
Part I Introduction
2: Why plantations?
3: Plantation forest in tropical countries
4: Plantation organization and Structure
Part II Land, Social & Economic Factors, and Planning in Plantation Development
5: Land and plantation development
6: Social and economic factors in tree-planting and plantation development
7: Planning the plantation enterprise
Part III Plantation Silviculture
8: What to plant?
9: Seed collection, supply and storage
10: Forest nurseries
11: Clonal plantations
12: Plantation establishment
13: Plantation maintenance
14: Nutrition of tree crops
15: Dynamics of stand growth
17: High pruning
18: Rotations, regeneration, and coppice
19: Protection - an introduction
Part IV Tree-Planting and Plantation Forestry in rural Development, Soil Conservation, Rehabilitation, Environmental Considerations and sustainability
20: Tree-planting in rural development and agroforestry
21: Protective afforestation
22: Plantations for ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration
23: Afforestation of inhospitable sites
24: Ecological factors and sustainability of plantations, Conclusion