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’
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
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
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
Eunice Wan Ni Chong and Kang Chiang Liew
Chapter 10 Water Absorption Properties of Chemically Modified
Sungkai (Peronema canescens) Wood Fibers in Medium
Kang Chiang Liew, Hui Ching Chong and Su Xin Ng
Chapter 11 Properties of Acacia mangium Wood Particles and
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.