Plantation silviculture

  • Kenneth R. Shepherd

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 293-322

About this book


Plantations of a wide range of tree species have assumed an important place in our world, providing wood for industry, fuelwood and animal fodder, protection from adverse environments and for the soil, as well as amenity and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. silvicultural knowledge of this particular branch of forestry first developed in Europe more than two centuries ago but in many parts of the world is still in a process of rapid evolution as more and more plantations are established to meet specific needs. The first exotic tree species to be established in plantations in my own country were planted more than a century ago and, likewise, New Zealand has a long history of planting. Both countries have developed a vigorous and innovative approach to plantation practice, soundly based initially on European experience but gradually modified to meet the challenges of new environments, new markets, and changed economic circumstances. This book on plantation silviculture was begun some years ago when the lack of a suitable undergraduate text for teaching purposes became apparent. The present text is aimed essentially at this audience. Although I have drawn heavily on the experience of Australia and New Zealand, the principles outlined are applicable anywhere in the world where plantations are being grown and tended, from the United States and Scandinavia to India, South Africa or Brazil. The text should also serve as a useful reference to advanced students and practicing foresters, with the reference list providing an introduction to the literature on this subject.


Erosion Grafting Phosphor Plantation Sediment Sedimentation Silviculture Sorption Sowing classification crops forest quality vegetation wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth R. Shepherd
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  1. 1.Department of ForestryAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8478-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4446-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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