Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Silviculture and Management of Planted Forests

Welcome to the Silviculture and Management of Planted Forests Module, which is targeted at stakeholders involved in the management of planted forests. The module provides specific information on good practices for the establishment and management of planted forests, from site selection and seed collection through to the planting of sites and their subsequent management.

The module also provides links to planted forest tools and case studies of effective management of planted forests.

Supply and demand of forest products are presented in different scenarios and projections covering both wood and NWFPs. Approximately 70% of rural area supply of fuel wood comes from indigenous forests (reserved and non-reserved) through unplanned illegal felling. However, developments in the oil industry and progressive increase in the use...
This publication is a study on the current status of forest plantations and natural forests in Tanzania conducted from September 2010 to June 2011. The main focus is on analysing the local supply and market demand of forest products from these forests, taking into consideration raw material supply, primary and...
The forest resources in the Eastern African countries of Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania are disappearing fast and the quality of the forest left standing is gradually degrading. There is uncontrolled deforestation in every country. Wood biomass energy is becoming scarce and expensive and the safety net...
This report presents the current status, challenges, opportunities and options for developing, as well as ensuring better management of, existing forest plantations and woodlots in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The objective is to explore opportunities to turn the forest plantations and woodlots sub-sector into an attractive...
WWF set up NGP in 2007. The NGP platform is a place to learn about better plantation management through real world experiences, and influence others to follow good examples. NGP brings together leading plantation companies and some government agencies that manage and regulate plantations. The NGP platform seeks to advance...
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi is a video lecture series designed to be a primer on forest management for private landowners. Each of the 13 stand-alone videos address a topic from the Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi book, which can be downloaded at msucares.com. Viewers are encouraged to...
Planting forest
09 February 2015
This video shows how to plant trees in forest spot to regenerate the forest or support the natural regeneration. It also gives indications on the best type of soil for trees such as fir, spruce and birch.
This site provides summarized information on the problems of soil erosion and desertification in the Korqin Sandy Lands in China, and describes integrated restoration and reforestation strategies carried out through a Government Cooperation Project between the People's Republic of China and the Kingdom of Belgium, and implemented by FAO from...
Regeneration felling
06 February 2015
As the growth of the trees in a forest slows down or the trees becomes of sufficient age and size, it may be regenerated. Regeneration felling is comparable to harvesting, so that they also result in the biggest logging revenues. According to the Finnish Forest Act, new stands must be...
Retention trees
06 February 2015
To promote the biodiversity of forest nature, groups of trees are left standing on regeneration felling sites. This video shows this technique applied on Finnish stands.
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