||Training manual on inventory of trees outside forests (TOF)
||An accurate inventory of forest and tree resources is essential for formulating sound strategies for forestry development. Accurate and up-to-date information on forest cover and growing stock of forests and trees are basic ingredients for planning and policy development.
Tree resources outside forest areas or trees outside forests (TOF) can cover considerable areas. Traditionally, TOF were not inventoried and as a result, quantitative information about TOF is scarce. However, besides providing support to subsistence economies, these trees form a substantial source of raw materials for forest industries.
This manual introduces several aspects of TOF inventories, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the tools needed to conduct an inventory. It provides insights into survey methods, describes procedures for data collection, data analysis, and formats for recording data during field surveys. Case studies from various countries are used to illustrate different inventory methods. The emphasis is on practical and conventional methodologies.
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||Sustainable management of forests and trees