Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies
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Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies

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Planted forests, from irrigated eucalypts in Brazil to Douglas-fir seedlings in the mountains of Oregon, are described and discussed by international experts. The varieties, purposes, forms, and ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests are considered in technical details and in case studies from temperate and tropical regions of the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 163.1 x 241.8 x 31.5mm | 889.06g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • VI, 476 p.
  • 0792354680
  • 9780792354680

Table of contents

to Planted Forests.- Planted forests: views and viewpoints.- Sustainable management of planted forests: some comparisons between Central Europe and the United States.- The Nature and Uses of Planted Forests.- Planted forests of the wet and dry tropics: their variety, nature, and significance.- Eucalypt plantations.- Douglas-fir planted forests.- Loblolly - the pine for the twenty-first century.- Planted forests: poplars.- The need for planted forests and the example of radiata pine.- Four common myths about plantation forestry.- Multiple purpose forests and the national forest system.- Sustainable plantations of high-yield Eucalyptus trees for production of fiber: the Aracruz case.- Trees outside forests: agro-, community, and urban forestry.- Forests planted for ecosystem restoration or conservation.- Technical and Social Considerations for Planted Forests.- How can we feign sustainability with an increasing population?.- Applications of biotechnology for forest regeneration.- Vulnerability of planted forests to biotic and abiotic disturbances.- Environmental impacts of forest monocultures: water use, acidification, wildlife conservation, and carbon storage.- On the sustainable productivity of planted forests.- Private forest investment and long-run sustainable harvest volumes.- International expectations for sustainable forestry: A view from the U. S. forest industry.- The potential of high-yield plantation forestry for meeting timber needs.- Case Studies of Planted Forests.- Planted forests, agriculture, and the environment - a perspective.- Multiple rotation yields for intensively managed plantations in the Amazon basin.- Sustainable management of native and exotic plantations in Australia.- Radiata pine plantations in Chile.- Small-scale planted forests in Zululand, South Africa: An opportunity for appropriate development.- Sustainability issues in Switzerland's forests.- Ecosystem management and plantation forestry: New directions in British Columbia.- Ideology and culture in the Oregon country: The landscapes of a planting society.- The integration of planted and natural forests in a regional landscape.- Epilogue.
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