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Timber Plantations in the Humid Tropics of Africa

Series: FAO Forestry Paper

190 pages, Illus

Food and Agriculture Organisation

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #32714 | ISBN: 9251030200
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About this book

Clearing of tropical forests continues at a fast pace. In the past decade certain countries have lost a great part of their forest cover. Increased efforts in reforestation are needed in most tropical countries in order to relieve pressure on these forests and to provide raw materials for present-day use. An overview of current commercial plantations is given in this paper with a view to providing information on successful species selection and reforestation techniques.


Historical Survey; Recent Techniques and Orientations - Reforestation in Cleared Areas; Silvicultural Rules for the Principal Reforestation Species; Evolutionary Trends and Needs; Conclusion.

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