Growing Plantation Forests (Paperback)
Plantation Forests.- Biology of Plantation Growth.- Growth Rates and Wood Quality.- Choosing the Species and Site.- Establishment.- Nutrient Management.- Stand Density and Initial Spacing.- Thinning.- Pruning.- Pests.- Diseases.- Tree Breeding.- 13 Mixed-Species Plantations.- Silviculture and Sustainability.
Professor Phil West has been a forest scientist for over 40 years. His research specialities concern the growth behaviour of forests. He is presently a forestry consultant and teaches both plantation forestry and forest measurement in the forestry school of Southern Cross University in northern New South Wales, Australia.