&i;Planting and Establishment of Tropical Trees&o; explains, in a practical and straightforward way, how to plant and establish the most appropriate trees for a particular location and the benefits required. Complete with many line drawings and diagrams, it shows how to select the most suitable specimens, planting methods, and how to ensure that newly planted trees thrive, by protecting them from damage from the weather, from animals or from disease.
Written by a forestry expert for the non-specialist reader, this will be an invaluable guide to anyone trying to ensure that a rich variety of trees survive to maturity, across the tropics.
Introduction the need for reforestation planting or natural regeneration getting started planning the project feasibility studies soils: structure and composition soils: soil fertility soils: acidity and alkalinity soils: salinity and moisture content Taking the young trees to the planting site selecting trees for planting preparing for transporting trees transporting your trees arrival at the planting site Planting trees how and when to plant equipment and labour methods of planting Establishing newly planted trees establishment time mulching pruning and staking Protection introduction climatic conditions damage by animals fire damage harmful insects introduction to diseases diseases and pathogens identification of tree diseases nutrition deficiencies treating diseased trees weeds reasons why trees may fail to establish Monitoring after planting Checklists, sources and records record keeping sources of reference and further information Index
It is written in a clear style with questions and answers. The text is jargon-free, to-the-point and non-academic. Leisa Magazine, volume 24, Issue 2 "This excellent volume is the last in a series of five practical guides to propagating and planting tropical trees. It has many points to recommend it: extremely clear and straight-forward writing; attractive and helpful line-drawn illustrations; spiral bound and organised as a series of photocopiable sheets, ideal for training purposes, with cross references to relevant sections in other volumes in the series." - New Agriculturalist (read the full review: http://www.new-ag.info/08/03/books.php#453)