Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Preparing to plant tropical trees. Tropical trees: propagation and planting manuals, volume 4

Author Longman, K.A.
Year of publication 1995
This manual provides practical, illustrated guidelines to encourage widespread planting and care of trees. The series covers all stages from genetic selection through setting up a forest nursery to planting and successful establishment in the field. Also included are sources of further information and supply of materials, and examples of check-lists, sketch maps and record sheets. It covers both the humid and semi-arid tropics, providing a framework for considering diverse planting sites, choosing tree species for different purposes, deciding which types of growing system to use, and how to prepare the land. It aims to present information and guidelines that can be applied to tropical trees in general, and to set out the various choices available as clearly as possible. Because of its subject matter, it contains rather less description of individual techniques than the other manuals, but more consideration of the many relevant points. To assist the users - farmers and foresters, local inhabitants and overseas workers, large-scale growers and community groups - there are many cross-references, a comprehensive index and over a hundred line drawings.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility