Commercial Forest Plantations on Saline Lands

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Provides information that will allow users to recover salt-degraded land with selected plantation timbers and ultimately to make a profit.

This book provides the information that will allow users to recover salt-degraded land with selected plantation timbers and ultimately to make a profit. + Full description

The authors have drawn on their own experiences plus material from Australia, India, California and Israel where similar saline soil conditions occur. The authors also bring their extensive work in forest biotechnology to the book. The primary species of interest are in the genus Eucalyptus although other species, notably conifers, are referred to.

Issues involved in defining the characteristics of sites where plantations may be established and their special management requirements are discussed. Options are presented for the selection and development of appropriate genotypes plus associated management practices. Monitoring of plantations is shown to be a vital management issue. The work includes a chapter on environmental benefits which will broaden the appeal beyond forest managers, extension officers and students of forestry to companies which produce CO2 but which have no prior knowledge of forestry.

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“Farmers with salt affected land could assist soil recovery by embarking on plantation forestry. How to do it is covering in the book Commercial Forest Plantations on Saline Lands by Marcia Lambert and John Turner.”

Australian Landcare Dec 2000

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ePDF | April 2000
ISBN: 9780643100817
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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ePUB | April 2000
ISBN: 9780643102477
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Salt in the Environment
  • Tree Crop Physiology
  • Screening Trees for Salt Tolerance
  • Species Selection and Productivity
  • Products, Quality and Marketing
  • Environmental Benefits
  • Plantation Management in Saline Environments
  • Effluent Irrigation Applications
  • Analysis of Plantation Health and Environmental Values
  • References