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Planted Forests : Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies - James Reid Boyle

Planted Forests

Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies

By: James Reid Boyle (Editor), Jack K. Winjum (Editor), Kathleen Kavanagh (Editor), Edward C. Jensen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1999
ISBN: 9780792354680
Number Of Pages: 476

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In this volume, international experts describe biological, ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests. Representative types of planted forests are described and discussed, technical and social aspects are considered, and case studies depict the variety of purposes and uses of planted forests. Authors discuss the nature of planted forests of representative species world-wide, basic biology and ecology of plantations, and economic and social considerations in landscapes where planted forests contribute to potentially sustainable societies. The authors dissect temperate and tropical forests, developed and developing nations, and all levels of intensity of planting and managing forest trees. This compilation of views and viewpoints about planted forests provides a fresh, broad outlook on trees planted for myriad purposes. Forest scientists and managers, policy experts, development officials and interested citizens will find information of value and stimuli for thinking about forests of the future.

Prefacep. 1
Planted forests: views and viewpointsp. 5
Sustainable management of planted forests: some comparisons between Central Europe and the United Statesp. 11
Planted forests of the wet and dry tropics: their variety, nature, and significancep. 25
Eucalypt plantationsp. 37
Douglas-fir planted forestsp. 53
Loblolly - the pine for the twenty-first centuryp. 71
Planted forests: poplarsp. 89
The need for planted forests and the example of radiata pinep. 95
Four common myths about plantation forestryp. 111
Multiple purpose forests and the national forest systemp. 119
Sustainable plantations of high-yield Eucalyptus trees for production of fiber: the Aracruz casep. 129
Trees outside forests: agro-, community, and urban forestryp. 145
Forests planted for ecosystem restoration or conservationp. 175
How can we feign sustainability with an increasing population?p. 193
Applications of biotechnology for forest regenerationp. 213
Vulnerability of planted forests to biotic and abiotic disturbancesp. 227
Environmental impacts of forest monocultures: water use, acidification, wildlife conservation, and carbon storagep. 239
On the sustainable productivity of planted forestsp. 263
Private forest investment and long-run sustainable harvest volumesp. 307
International expectations for sustainable forestry: A view from the U.S. forest industryp. 329
The potential of high-yield plantation forestry for meeting timber needsp. 339
Planted forests, agriculture, and the environment - a perspectivep. 363
Multiple rotation yields for intensively managed plantations in the Amazon basinp. 365
Sustainable management of native and exotic plantations in Australiap. 377
Radiata pine plantations in Chilep. 393
Small-scale planted forests in Zululand, South Africa: An opportunity for appropriate developmentp. 405
Sustainability issues in Switzerland's forestsp. 419
Ecosystem management and plantation forestry: New directions in British Columbiap. 435
Ideology and culture in the Oregon country: The landscapes of a planting societyp. 449
The integration of planted and natural forests in a regional landscapep. 457
Epiloguep. 471
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ISBN: 9780792354680
ISBN-10: 0792354680
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 31st July 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.02