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Contribution to the Restoration of Mixed Forests in Central Vietnam

Literature: Journal Articles

Salek, L. & Vylupek, O. 2012, "Contribution to the Restoration of Mixed Forests in Central Vietnam", Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

Affiliations

  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Forest Management, Kamýcká 1176, 16521, Praha – Suchdol
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Silviculture, Kamýcká 1176, 16521, Praha – Suchdol

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Species Info

  • Acacia mangium (exotic)
  • Tarrietia javanica
  • Hopea odorata
  • Chukrasia tabularis
  • Peltophorum dasyrhachys
  • Madhuca hainanensis
  • Erythrophloeum fordii
  • Pterocarpus macrocarpus
  • Dipterocarpus alatus
  • Sindora tonkinensis
  • Dalbergia tonkinensis

Description

  • This article examines reforestation approaches for degraded forests in Central Vietnam, and provides a management plan for the forests of one community in particular.
  • In this region of Vietnam, plantations of Acacia mangium are prevalent; harvested plantations are burnt and replanted with monoculture stands of the same species.
  • The authors propose four management system alternatives that encourage mixed-species, mixed-aged stands while also discouraging the current slash-and-burn method.
  • The suggested mixtures all combine the short rotation of Acacia mangium (5 years) with longer rotations of other valuable native tree species.
  • The details of each model are provided, including the species, spacing, timeline and appropriate placement.
  • The authors suggest that these methods are both inexpensive and viable options for restoring degraded lands in the region.

Geographical Region

  • Mainland Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Vietnam
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