The science and art of forest management based on knowledge of tree growth.
It includes species and variety selection, seed and seedling management, site preparation, spacing and planting patterns, fertilising, pruning, thinning, forest health monitoring and management, and harvesting.
It also includes management for nontimber forest products, conservation and environmental services.
The value of teak wood is determined by tree attributes: diameter and straightness of the stem, length of clear bole, wood fibre straightness, and presence or absence of wood defects, such as those caused by branch knots, disease or insects. Appropriate silvicultural treatments improve the quality of...