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.

Arriaga, V., Cervantes, V. & Vargas-Mena, A. 2006. Manual de reforestación con especies nativas: colecta y preservación de semillas, propagación y manejo de plantas. SEDESOL, Instituto Nacional de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México.

Carle, J. & Holmgren, P. 2003. Definitions related to planted forests. Paper presented at the UNFF inter-sessional expert meeting on The Role of Planted Forests in Sustainable Forest Management - Maximizing Planted Forests' Contribution to SFM. Wellington, New Zealand, March 2003.

Carnus, J.-M., Parrotta, J., Brockerhoff, E., Arbez, M., Jactel, H., Kremer, A., Lamb, D., O’Hara, K. & Walters, B. 2006. Planted forests and biodiversity. Journal of Forestry, 104 (2) : 65-77.

Cossalter, C. & Pye-Smith, C. 2003. Fast-wood forestry. Myths and realities. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Evans, J. 1999. Sustainability of forest plantations. The evidence. Department for International Development (DFID). London, UK.

Evans, J. (ed.) 2009. Planted forests: uses, impacts, and sustainability. CAB International & FAO.

FAO. several years. Working paper series on planted forests.

FAO. several years. Articles on planted forests published in Unasylva.

Foucard, J.C. 2008. Filière pépinière : de la production à la plantation. Tec & Doc Lavoisier.

International Congress on Planted Forests. 2013. Planted forests are a vital resource for future green economies. Summary Report of the 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests. Bordeaux, Dublin, Porto, Estoril.

ITTO. 1993. Guidelines for the establishment and sustainable management of planted tropical forests.

Policy Development Series 4, Yokohama. Japan.

Tiarks, A., Nambiar, E.K.S. & Cossalter, C., 1998. Site management and productivity in tropical forest plantations. Occasional Paper no 16, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Varmola, M., Florencia, Lee, D.,  Montagnini, F., Saramäki, J. & y Gautier, D. Funciones diversificadas de los bosques plantados.

Wadsworth, F. 2000. Producción forestal para América tropical. Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. Servicio Forestal, Manual de Agricultura. IUFRO-SPDC Textbook Project No. 3.

Wormald, T.J. 1992. Mixed and pure forest plantations in the tropics and subtropics. FAO forestry paper 103. Rome, Italy. 

Web links

http://www.itto.int/project_search/ ITTO - Project search. 2004-2014. Last accessed 23.09.2014.