Growing Plantation Forests

Phil West 
Springer  2006  

Hardcover  304 p., 36 illus.,  ISBN 9783540324782      £48.00
In a highly readable fashion, this book describes the scientific principles which are used throughout the world to ensure rapid, healthy plantation growth. It is written for a world-wide audience, from forestry professionals and scientists through to small plantation growers, to describe how plantations may be grown responsibly and profitably. The author has been a forest scientist for over 30 years.

Of interest to graduates, undergraduates, professionals, forest scientists, private forest owners


  • Plantation Forests
  • Biology of Plantation Growth
  • Growth Rates and Wood Quality
  • Choosing the Species and Site
  • Establishment
  • Nutrient Management
  • Stand Density and Initial Spacing
  • Thinning
  • Pruning
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Tree Breeding
  • Mixed-Species Plantations
  • Conclusion

Appendix Glossary
Appendix Conversion Factors

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