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Management of natural forests in dry-tropical zones











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    Factors Affecting Productivity of Tropical Forest Plantations: Acacia, Eucalypt, Teak, Pine
    GLOBAL FIBRE SUPPLY STUDY - Working Paper Series
    1997
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    Gains from a good tree improvement program (starting with species/provenance matching to site) can usually result in considerable gain in wood yields from tropical forest plantations. Optimal nursery and silvicultural practices (including seed pre-treatment, application of nitrogen-fixing soil micro-organisms, optimal spacing for defined end use, selection of adequate site, fertilization, and irrigation) can considerably increase such gains further. This report summarizes literature on gains tha t might be expected by implementing tree improvements and optimal silvicultural practices for acacias, eucalypts, teak and pines in tropical areas. Results are presented for each genus in turn, first examining factors common to all the genera, and then focusing on unique factors. The data on tree-growth gains are extremely variable from study to study. They range from virtually no favourable response to tree improvement and optimal silviculture, to gains of many hundreds of percent over c ontrols. This of course complicates the matter of using such data in global fibre supply modelling.
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    Bringing back the forests. Policies and practices for degraded lands and forests
    Proceedings of an International Conference, 7-10 October 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2003
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    Forests are important natural resources that fuel the continuous economic and social development of many countries. This is especially true of many developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the rather rapid economic and social development experienced by many of these countries was partly fuelled through exploiting these natural resources in an unsustainable manner. Concerned with the severity of the problems, a number of countries in the region have implemented numerous forest re habilitation projects. While much knowledge and experience have been gained from these initiatives, they have not been widely publicized or adopted. There is an urgent need to bring this understanding to natural resource managers and policy-makers so that appropriate action is taken and supporting policies are adopted. This publication, the proceedings of a conference held in October 2002 in Malaysia, is a collection of some of the most valuable papers that have been recently produced on the sub ject.
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    The ecological basis of rainforest management 1964
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    In outline this report deals first with the ecological factors determining the nature and occurrence of rainforest around the world. It then considers the utilization of rainforest sites and proceeds to the question of rainforest silviculture, paying particular attention to techniques involving the use of natural regeneration. These techniques are then examined to determine any underlying principles involved, and other aspects of forest management are dealt with, leading to a review of factors t o be considered when implementing a programme of forest management.

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