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1st Edition

Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees

Edited By

Liew Kang Chiang

ISBN 9781032086255
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
336 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Large numbers of tropical trees from natural forests or plantation forest are available for human consumption and management. This book focuses on the prospects and utilization of tropical plantation trees in context of economic and business, planting, managing stocks, and uses of trees converted to various wood-based products. It provides information on key areas of tropical plantation trees including growth performance, nursery practices, soil properties, planting stock production, raw material cellulose, anatomy, pulping and papermaking, fiber modification, and properties of wood composites.


  • Comprehensive information on prospects and utilization of tropical plantation tree species.

  • Features information on potential products derived from tropical plantation trees including cellulose-based wood products, particleboard with bioplastic binder, and laminated veneer lumber.

  • Discusses species usage of economic importance other than wood production.

  • Presents information on nursery practices, growth performance, and soil properties of tropical trees.

  • Illustrates methodologies for repeating investigations on work that has been done previously in tropical tree research.

This book introduces information for entrepreneurs or researchers before undertaking work with these tree species illustrating technical methodologies allowing for repetition or previous successful works. This information proves valuable to researchers if further work is needed for improvement on these plant-derived products.

Table of Contents


About the Editor


Chapter 1 Tropical Tree Plantation and the Economic Value Chain

Bryant Jia Ming Wong, Michelle Boyou and

Norman Shew Yam Wong

Chapter 2 Managing Planting Materials and Planting Stock Production

of Tropical Tree Species

Mandy Maid, Crispin Kitingan and Julius Kodoh

Chapter 3 Nursery Practices on Neolamarckia cadamba Seedlings’

Growth Performance

Julius Kodoh and Mandy Maid

Chapter 4 Tree Planting Techniques of Batai (Paraserianthes falcataria)

and Its Soil Nutrients

Affendy Hassan and Nurlaila Fauriza Abdul Rahman

Chapter 5 Tropical Tree Planting and Forest Communities:

Prospects for Enhancing Livelihoods and Involvement in

Sabah Forests, Malaysia

Hardawati Yahya

Chapter 6 Response of Shorea Species to Drought Stress

Rhema D. Maripa, Rahila Dahlan David and Nor Hayati Daud

Chapter 7 Wood Anatomical Structure of Aquilaria malaccensis

Associated with Agarwood Occurrence and the Uses

of Agarwood

Shirley Marylinda Bakansing, Mohd Hamami Sahri and

Kang Chiang Liew

Chapter 8 Cellulose-Based Products and Derivatives

Melissa Sharmah Gilbert

Chapter 9 Organosolv Pulping and Handsheet Properties of

Acacia Hybrid

Eunice Wan Ni Chong and Kang Chiang Liew

Chapter 10 Water Absorption Properties of Chemically Modified

Sungkai (Peronema canescens) Wood Fibers in Medium

Density Fiberboard

Kang Chiang Liew, Hui Ching Chong and Su Xin Ng

Chapter 11 Properties of Acacia mangium Wood Particles and

Bioplastic Binder

Yu Feng Tan and Kang Chiang Liew

Chapter 12 Laminated Veneer Lumber from Acacia Hybrid

Grace Singan and Kang Chiang Liew

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Liew Kang Chiang graduated in the year 2002 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is currently an Associate Professor at Universiti Malaysia Sabah with expertise in pulp and paper, conventional and hybrid composites and other lignocellulosic-based utilization.