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Planted Forests

Planted Forests

Edited by J Evans

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Planted Forests

Planted forests, although only seven per cent of the world's forest resources, have superseded naturally regenerating forests as the principal source of industrial wood products. Lessening the pressure for wood production, tree planting has released natural forests to be managed for other purposes - carbon sinks, soil and water protection, conservation of biological diversity, recreation and amenity. Representing a complement, but not an alternative, to natural forests, planted forests have become increasingly important for reducing worldwide deforestation, loss of forest ecosystems and forest degradation.

Examining the significance of this rapidly emerging world resource, chapters consider the strengths and weaknesses of planted forests, management objectives for their use and aspects of ownership and policy. Data from key production countries are used to evaluate the implications and sustainability of planted forests as a source of forest products as well as social and ecological issues.


Forestry researchers, policy makers, planners and all concerned with land use and the environment, including climate change.

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Author Edited by J Evans
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 224 Pages
ISBN 9781845935641
Publication date Sep-09
Book Type Hardcover


Chapter 1 Introduction - J. Evans

Chapter 2 The History of Tree Planting and Planted Forests - J. Evans

Chapter 3 The Question of Definitions - J. Evans, J.B. Carle and A. Del Lungo

Chapter 4 The Global Thematic Study of Planted Forests - J.B. Carle, J.B. Ball and A. Del Lungo

Chapter 5 Wood from Planted Forests: Global Outlook to 2030 - J.B. Carle and L.P.B. Holmgren

Chapter 6 The Multiple Roles of Planted Forests - J. Evans

Chapter 7 Policy, Institutional and Ownership Issues - D.A. Neilson and J. Evans

Chapter 8 Sustainable Silviculture and Management - J. Evans

Chapter 9 Summary and Conclusions - J. Evans

Appendix Planted Forest Areas by Country - A. Del Lungo

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