Tree Handling Books

  • Promising African plants

    This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme.    They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea ...

  • Red,White, and Green: Transforming U.S. Biofuels

    SummaryOver the last decade, biofuels have been championed in the United States as a new source of income for rural communities, as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and most recently as a solution to the country's energy and climate change problems. These latter concerns are now the main driver behind the promise of biofuels, leading the ...

  • Togu y los arboles de la vida

    Children's environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. 'Togu and the Trees of Life' is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ''Tunza'' means to treat with care of affection in ...

  • Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    This publication can introduce but a fraction of the energy and results inspired by the Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from womens groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments. Trees are more significant than many of us might imagine. ...

  • Togu et les arbres de vie

    Children's environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. 'Togu and the Trees of Life' is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ''Tunza'' means to treat with care of affection in ...

  • Strategies for Effective State Early Detection/Rapid Response Programs for Plant Pests and Pathogens Report

    Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical tool for identifying and eradicating introductions of new invasive species and pests. The effectiveness of EDRR largely depends on a supportive legal framework that can facilitate quick action. However, a number of states either lack the appropriate legal framework or contain restrictions (such ...

  • Better forestry, less poverty. A practitioner's guide (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThis guide suggests ways to design and implement forest-based interventions that have the greatest potential to reduce poverty. Areas for action include timber production in both natural and planted forests, non-wood forest products, woodfuel, bushmeat, agroforestry and payment for environmental services. For each topic, ...

  • Microfinance and forest-based small-scale enterprises (English)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersCommunities around the world rely on forests for their livelihoods, not only for domestic uses but also for income, frequently obtained through small-scale, often family-run enterprises. The sustainable development of such enterprises is increasingly recognized as a key to poverty reduction but is often hindered by lack ...

  • Linking C&I to a code Practice for Industrial Tropical Tree Plantations

    As part of the continuing search for practical ways to apply C&I to development, this document is offered to directly provide a link between C&I and a code of practice for sustainable development of large scale tropical industrial ...

  • Raising the Stakes: Impacts of Privatisation, Certification and Partnerships in South Africa

    Forestry is a good, if risky, business in South Africa. A handful of private companies, together with government, have dominated a commercial forestry sector based on plantations. Today, world market trends are causing companies to focus on what they do best, and to outsource everything else. Government is privatising its plantations and is ...

  • Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests

    These proceedings describe the experimental basis and preliminary results of CIFOR project 'Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantations'. The research, which is underway at 17 sites in seven countries and involve scientists from 16 institutions, focuses on inter-rotation management. This phase between tree harvesting and replanting ...

  • Gum naval stores: turpentine and rosin from pine resin - vol 2 (En)

    Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsPinus is one of the most widely distributed genera of trees in the northern hemisphere, extending from the polar region to the tropics and including Central and North America, Europe and Asia. It is also one of the most widely planted exotics for timber and pulp purposes and large areas of pine are therefore found ...

  • Plantations in the tropics : environmental concerns

    Based on thorough bibliographic research of a highly controversial topic, this report, jointly sponsored by IUCN, UNEP and WWF, shows the potential of plantations, while also exposing problems which may arise if massive tree plantations proposed for the tropics are to be established. Major issues covered include; species selection, soil and water ...

  • The Evolution of Competitive Strategies in Global Forestry Industries

    This book presents an analysis of the evolution of competitive strategies within the forestry industry. Although the discussion takes place in a relatively narrow field of business on the global scale, the argument is that the chosen context serves as an illustrative setting for a discussion related to global corporate evolution of firms since the ...

  • Urban Forests and Trees

    This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas. The disciplinary background of the authors is varied, ranging from forestry and horticulture to landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology.The first chapters in the first part of the book ...

  • In vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    This third volume on In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter contains some introductory material on the selected plant, the techniques used most successfully for haploid production (anther culture, microspore culture, and ovary culture), the factors that influence the success of these techniques, the ...

  • API SPEC 17D Standard for Exploration & Production

    This specification was formulated to provide for the availability of safe, dimensionally and functionally interchangeable subsea wellhead, mudline, and tree equipment.The technical content provides requirements for performance, design, materials, testing, inspection, welding, marking, handling, storing and shipping.Critical components are those ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    The rapid progress made on somatic embryogenesis and its prospects for potential applications in improving woody plants prompted us to edit this book initially in three volumes, and now to add two more volumes. The editors were all convinced that such a treatise was needed and would be extremely useful to researchers and students. This Volume ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    These books provide an update to progress on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants including both angiosperm and gymnosperm trees. In the past, most of the information on this subject was scattered in proceedings volumes, journals, biotechnology books, etc. It has been difficult for the researchers and students to obtain comprehensive ...

  • Tropical Forest Ecology

    Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests, and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be ...

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