It is possible to transform largely deforested landscapes into lush tropical forests, supporting rich biodiversity, in just a few years.  Based on the work of Chiang Mai University's Forest Restoration Research Unit since 1994, "How to Plant a Forest" shows how the framework species method of forest restoration has been successfully adapted to re-establish natural forest ecosystems in northern Thailand.  It presents background information that enables readers to understand the natural mechanisms of forest regeneration, as well as practical techniques to harness and accelerate them.  Richly illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams, this book provides scientifically tested advice on how to select appropriate tree species; how to grow them in nurseries and how to plant and take care of them in deforested areas.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Biology department, Science Faculty, Chang Mai University
  • ISBN-10: 9746569457
  • Dewey Decimal: 574.526
  • ECHO Library: 574.526 ELL