Tree Planting Books

  • The Last Days of the Rainbelt

    Out on the Colorado plains, you can still take old U.S. Highway 40 east of Denver. The lonely two-lane road leaves the Front Range and the famous Colorado high country far behind. Before you hit the Kansas line, you'll encounter vast grass-covered prairies, occasional cattle, patches of irrigated land, and a procession of little wind-blown towns ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests. They can adversely affect tree growth, vigour and survival, the yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and the aesthetic appeal and cultural value of forests. They may also impede forest plantation programmes and make it ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Securing protected area integrity and rural people's livelihoods : lessons from twelve years of the Kibale and Semliki conservation and development pr

    This book describes the 12 years of Kibale and Semliki Conservation and Development Project, and how in the project’s early days conservation and development activities tended to be separate and discrete activities. With lesson learning the project gradually became more integrated in terms of linking livelihood activities such as tree planting, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mansfeld´s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

    This long-awaited English edition of the famous 'Mansfeld' gives a full account of all agricultural and horticultural plants, other than ornamentals, grown throughout the world presently or in the past. More than 6040 species are covered, including food crops, forage, oil, fibre, spice, medicinal, industrial and so-called auxiliary plants (shade ...

  • Sika Deer

    Sika deer, the graceful spotted deer of Japanese and Chinese art, originally were native to Asia from far-east Russia to Vietnam to the islands of Japan and Taiwan. They are widely raised in captivity to supply velvet antler for traditional medicine. They also were introduced to Europe, North America, and New Zealand, where they compete or ...

  • Fruits and Nuts

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Temperate Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge in order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Tropical Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge on order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • 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 ...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Populus

    Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration ...

  • Genetic Modification of Plants

    Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over genetically modified (GM) crops, this book brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of ...

  • Slayers, Saviors, Servants and Sex

    This is a book for the general reader about the world of fungi. We should know more about fungi. They have killed us, saved us and served us since before written records began. We have been making bread, brewing ale, and fermenting wine for millennia. Our crops have been at the mercy of fungal diseases since we became farmers, and they still are. ...

  • Slayers, Saviors, Servants and Sex

    This is a book for the general reader about the world of fungi. We should know more about fungi. They have killed us, saved us and served us since before written records began. We have been making bread, brewing ale, and fermenting wine for millennia. Our crops have been at the mercy of fungal diseases since we became farmers, and they still are. ...

  • Togu and the Trees of Life

    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 ...

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