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A single reference text on all aspects of tropical tree plantation management. The authors draw on their field experience from over 40 tropical and sub-tropical countries and there is an extensive bibliography of over 1400 literature citations.
PART I INTRODUCTION; 1. 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; 16. Thinning; 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