Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees

1st Edition

Edited by Liew Kang Chiang

CRC Press

336 pages | 151 B/W Illus.

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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

Tropical Tree Plantation and the Economic Value Chain. Managing Planting Materials and Planting Stock Production of Tropical Tree Species. Nursery Practices on Laran (Neolamarckia cadamba) Seedlings Growth Performance. Growth Performance and Soil Properties of Batai (Paraserianthes falcataria) at Early Stages. Tropical Tree Planting and Forest Communities: Prospects for Enhancing Livelihoods and Involvement in the Sabah Forests, Malaysia. Responses of Three Selected Shorea Species to Drought Stress. Anatomical Structure Associated with Agarwood Occurrence in Aquilaria malaccensis Wood and the Uses of Agarwood. Cellulose-based Products and Derivatives. Organosolv Pulping and Handsheet Properties of Acacia Hybrid. Chemical-Modified Wood Fibers and Water Absorption Properties of Sungkai (Peronema canescens) in Medium Density Fibreboard. Properties of Acacia mangium Particleboard with Bioplastic Binder. Laminated Veneer Lumber from Acacia Hybrid.

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry