Growing Plantation Forests

Growing Plantation Forests

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Plantation forests are grown to supply wood and to provide environmental benefits, such as waste disposal, rehabilitation of degraded sites, enhancement of regional biodiversity and reduction of logging in native forests. 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 equation they developed for slash pine was: S = a€“3.8+0.1075R Wa€“0.0612 RCa€“0.0000314R W2+0.0000983RC2 ... These equations indicate that slash pine generally grows faster than any of the other three species; wherever the coolanbsp;...

Title:Growing Plantation Forests
Author:Phil W. West
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-08-02


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