Reforestation Articles

  • Case study - Pelton Reforestation Ltd., Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

    “In 1986 our company used Sidel Systems to design and install a complete hot water heating system in our 135,000 sq./ft. greenhouse. The system was comprised of 51mm heating loops, headers with computer controlled mixing valves, and a 500 HP gas fires Cleaver Brooks Boiler outfitted with a matching flue gas condenser unit. Over the next 3 years we added additional greenhouse space and the ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • The five million hectare reforestation programme in Vietnam - lessons and policy implications

    The nationwide five million hectare reforestation programme (5MHRP) was adopted by the Government of Vietnam as a comprehensive policy to address deforestation and poverty in the mountainous regions all over Vietnam. The programme started in 1998 and ended in 2010. It received significant national and international interests. Scholars and practitioners have commented on the effectiveness and/or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indigenous biodiversity `crucial` to forest futures

    Forestry experts are calling for an increase in the use of native tree species in reforestation projects, arguing that they are better for biodiversity and can slow the pace of global warming. The recommendation ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Seeing Green: Saving Forests or Food Prices?

    A growing population and rapid development will put a strain on land used to grow food over the next century. But if reforestation is used to avoid climate change it will create further strain, says a new MIT study. Written by Vicki Ekstrom.You can read the original new in MIT ...

  • The power of incremental innovation

    Humans are suckers for shiny objects. Whether its Star Trek or Sharper Image, we love to believe in the promise of future tech. Shiny futuristic innovations are a big part of sustainability. Hydrogen fusion, fuel cells, solar farms…we love them for the promise and possibilities they hold. But so much sustainability is just plain common sense. Innovations that are so simple, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Current use valuation programs: property tax incentives for preserving local benefits of forests

    Summary This paper explores current use valuation programs as one tool for conserving and fostering sustainable management of southern U.S. forests under private ownership. The brief identifies key constraints on existing programs and suggests measures that could be implemented to enhance program effectiveness. As a result of rising property taxes on lands ...

  • Incorporating water production into forest management planning: a case study in Yalnizcam planning unit

    Currently, because of water scarcity created by global climate change, integrating of water values provided from forest ecosystem into forest management planning has become great important. This research integrated water values into forest management planning and explained their effects on forest dynamics. Model outputs as Net Present Value (NPV) and amounts of timber and water were used as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hardwood tree survival in heavy ground cover on reclaimed land in west Virginia: mowing and ripping effects

    Current West Virginia coal mining regulations emphasize reforestation as a preferred postmining land use on surface mined areas. Some mined sites reclaimed to pasture are being converted to forests. In the spring of 2001, we compared the establishment and growth of five hardwood tree species on a reclaimed West Virginaia surface mine with compacted soils and a heavy grass groundcover. We planted ...

  • Plan B 3.0 -- A Plan of Hope

    Plan B is shaped by what is needed to save civilization, not by what may currently be considered politically feasible. Plan B does not fit within a particular discipline, sector, or set of assumptions. Implementing Plan B means undertaking several actions simultaneously, including eradicating poverty, stabilizing population, and restoring the earth’s natural systems. It also involves cutting ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Building New Industries and Creating New Jobs in a Plan B Economy

    Building a new economy, one that can sustain economic progress, involves phasing out old industries, restructuring existing ones, and creating new ones. This new economy will be powered by renewable sources of energy, will have a more diverse transport system--relying more on rail, buses, and bicycles, and less on cars--and will recycle everything. For example, coal use will be phased out, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Afforestation and reforestation in the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol: implications for forests and forest people

    The social and environmental implications of plantations in the CDM are analysed under a hypothetical laissez faire approach and a proactive approach to Sustainable Development (SD), bounded by existing COP7 agreements and efficiency and equity considerations. Implications for timber rich, timber depleted and inherently timber poor regions are assessed. The social risks of industrial plantations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deforestation in the Philippines: a different perspective

    This paper provides a different perspective on examining deforestation in the Philippines. The traditional view is that population growth and poverty are the main causes of deforestation. Given the fact that deforestation is a complex process, these factors might have contributed to the problem with deforestation in the late 1980s. However, the massive forest exploitation and excessive annual ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ojala que llueva algo en el campo: unanticipated influences and development

    The globalisation of agriculture continues to have a profound influence on ecosystems and subsistence based livelihoods throughout Latin America. In addition to contributing to the decline of the last remaining stands of forest in the Dominican Republic, changing agricultural practices also affect traditional gender roles and household nutritional status. Drawing on the experiences, observations, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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