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.

Sowing pine
09 February 2015
This video shows how to plant pine seeds; this species is more appropriate than spruce on poor soils. Pine may be sown in the spring on poor and coarse-grained soils which have been prepared by breaking the ground. The technique is applied on Finnish stands.
This publication outlines the vital factors to be taken into account when designing a traceability system and illustrates the added benefits to governments, the private sector and community forests through five case studies from African countries.
The book covers all the stages ‘from seed to sawlog’. It focuses on the establishment and management of the main commercial tree species currently being grown in Uganda and is based on the a unique blend of the senior authors’ experience of forestry in Southern and East Africa combined with...
Viveros forestales
18 August 2014
This short manual contains on-line information on forest nurseries and their organisation. Part of the document is also dedicated to the quality of forest genetic material. The text is only available in Spanish.
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