Clonal Forestry II

Conservation and Application

  • Mulkh-Raj Ahuja
  • William J. Libby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. W. J. Libby, M. R. Ahuja
    Pages 1-8
  3. J. Kleinschmit, D. K. Khurana, H. D. Gerhold, W. J. Libby
    Pages 9-41
  4. L. Zsuffa, L. Sennerby-Forsse, H. Weisgerber, R. B. Hall
    Pages 91-119
  5. B. J. Zobel
    Pages 139-148
  6. J. A. Rydelius, W. J. Libby
    Pages 158-168
  7. A. F. Mascarenhas, E. M. Muralidharan
    Pages 169-187
  8. J. H. Russell
    Pages 188-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 228-240

About this book


Provided here are both underlying theory and recent results concerning the propagation and use of clones in research and in production forestry. State-of-the-art science and case histories treating production, testing, multiplication and deployment of clones are presented. Agroforestry, urban forestry and christmas-tree farming are covered, along with more traditional multiple-use forestry and high-intensity forestry for biomass, wood and fiber production. Clonal forestry is contrasted to the more recent developments of "family forestry", and the classical tree-improvement approach relying on seed-orchards. The history of clonal forestry is covered with reviews of several centuries experience with Sugi in Japan and poplars in Europe. The impacts and use of clones in the contexts of genetic conservation and biodiversity are discussed, as are the laws and regulations affecting clonal production and deployment.


Baum Conservation Forestry Forstwirtschaft Pflanzen Urban forestry Vermehrung von Pflanzen, vegetative biodiversity biomass biotechnology development forest plants tree wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Mulkh-Raj Ahuja
    • 1
  • William J. Libby
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal Research Center for Forestry and Forest ProductsInstitute of Forest GeneticsGrosshansdorfFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Department of Forestry and Resource Management Mulford HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84815-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84813-1
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