1st Edition

Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees

Edited By Liew Kang Chiang Copyright 2020
    336 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    336 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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


    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.