226 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Comprehensive account of mahogany silviculture, with a particular emphasis on plantations.
"This volume is a very comprehensive monograph on all aspects of the management of Swietenia macrophylla, with a strong emphasis on plantation-grown trees.... In addition to the interesting historical accounts of mahogany production, the authors also include prescriptions and suggestions for collecting, storing, and preparing seed, producing plant stock in nurseries ..., selecting appropriate plantation sites ..., management of insect pests, growing mahogany together with agricultural crops, and maintenance of plantations once they have been established (including weeding, fertilizing, pruning, and thinning).... I would strongly recommend this book to those interested in preserving mahogany as a timber-producing species. The comprehensive treatment of both successful and unsuccessful attempts to grow the species under natural and plantation conditions is a guide for the profitable production of one of the world's most valuable timber species."--Plant Science Bulletin
Description of the species; mahogany as a plantation species; seed production; nursery techniques; site selection; plantation establishment; plantation maintenance; growth and yield; timber quality; shoot borer control; protection; silvicultural systems.
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