Future Production from Forest Plantations

Table of Contents

Based on the work of
Chris Brown
Edited by D. J. Mead
March 2001

Forest Plantations Thematic Papers

Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department

Working Paper FP/13
FAO, Rome (Italy)

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. Plantation forest resources: species and areas

3. Plantation resources - age classes, volume increments, rotations and planting

3.1 Age classes
3.2 Volume increments
3.3 Rotation lengths
3.4 Planting rates

4. Forest plantation production

4.1 Harvest from forest plantations
4.2 Future forest plantation harvest scenarios
4.3 Scenario comparisons: FAO - ABARE/Jaakko Poyry
4.4 Landuse implications

5. Conclusions


List of Working Papers on forest plantation: Thematic Paper Series