Plantation forestry is the planting, managing, and harvesting of trees for the production of industrial wood. Originally published in 1983, the principal focus and contribution of the study lies in Roger Sedjo’s examination of the economic returns in twelve forest regions throughout the world. The results of the analysis strongly demonstrate the feasibility of major expansion of plantation forestry in a number of areas around the world and suggest the likelihood of major shifts in the principal supply areas. The results also have potentially important implications for countering the threats of deforestation. This title will be of interest for students of Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. The Representative Plantation 3. Forest Plantation Simulation Model 4. Extramodel Factors Affecting Investment in Industrial Forest Plantations 5. Model Results: Base Case 6. Sensitivity Analysis 7. Implications of the Results 8. Ecological Implications of Tropical Plantation Forestry; Appendixes; A. Representative Plantation Regimes: Costs and Yields B. Mathematical Formation of the Model C. International Transport Cost Methodology D. Stumpage Prices; Index