Forests for the Future: Growing and Planting Native Trees for Restoring Forest Ecosystems
This book provides an accessible and practical guide to forest restoration. The text focuses on reforestation in Thailand and offers insights into reforestation in other tropical countries.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The guide highlights the author's "framework species" method to accelerate the natural regeneration of degraded lands. It identifies three framework species groups in Thailand: native Ficus spp., leguminous species, and oaks and chestnuts. The author explores seed collection and nursery establishment, and provides details on on planning and preparing sites for plantation establishment as well as caring for and monitoring seedlings after planting. In addition, this text provides useful techniques for organizing planting events with local communities.
Elliott, S., Blakesley, D.&Anusarnsunthorn, V. (eds). 1998. Forests for the Future: Growing and Planting Native Trees for Restoring Forest Ecosystems.
- The Forest Restoration Research Unit