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Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees

Liew Kang Chiang



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CRC Press
28 November 2019
Agriculture & related industries; Tropical agriculture: practice & techniques; Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques
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.
Edited by:   Liew Kang Chiang
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   708g
ISBN:   9781138336896
ISBN 10:   1138336890
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   28 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface About the Editor Contributors 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.

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