Planted Forests and Trees Working Paper FP37E


Responsible management of planted forests

Voluntary guidelines

 

 

 

 

Rome, 2006


Disclaimer

Planted Forests and Trees Working Papers report on issues and activities in the planted forests sector. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website (www.fao.org/forestry) for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early release of information on ongoing activities and programmes and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Holmgren, Chief
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Management Division, Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
e-mail: Peter.Holmgren@fao.org
or

Jim Carle, Senior Forestry Officer (Plantations and Protection)
Forest Resources Development Service Forest Management Division,
Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
e-mail: Jim.Carle@fao.org

Bibliographic citation:

FAO. 2006. Responsible management of planted forests: voluntary guidelines. Planted Forests and Trees Working Paper 37/E. Rome (also available at www.fao.org/forestry/site/10368/en).

Photo credit: Planted forests landscape, Bahia, Brazil, courtesy Veracel Company, Brazil.

FAO 2006


Contents


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Foreword

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Planted forests
1.2 About the voluntary guidelines

Chapter 2. Framework of the voluntary guidelines
2.1 International context
2.2 National and subnational contexts

Chapter 3. Guiding principles

3.1 Institutional principles

3.2 Economic principles

3.3 Social and cultural principles

3.4 Environmental principles

3.5 Landscape approach principles

Chapter 4. Implementation considerations
4.1. Institutional roles
4.2 Strategic and economic planning
4.3 Stakeholder relations
4.4 Learning and research
4.5 Operational planning and management

Annexes

Annex 1: Origin of the voluntary guidelines

Annex 2: Classification of naturally regenerating and planted forests and trees outside forests

Annex 3: Glossary

Annex 4: International commitments
Legally binding instruments
Non-legally binding instruments, arrangements and processes
Notable international milestones

Annex 5: Bibliography
Sustainable forest management
Policy and legislation
Feasibility assessment
Planted forest establishment
Post-establishment management
Spatial information systems, forest systems, forest systems analysis
Harvesting
Fire management
Employment

Annex 6: FAO Working Paper series on planted forests

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