Plantations Archive

3 Mar 2010

Evaluation of benefits that can be obtained from FSC certification

K.M.T.S. Jayarathne and S.K.Pathirage Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC offers a comprehensive set of universally applicable requirements for responsible forest
3 Mar 2010

Comparison of wood quality of even-aged Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) plantations in three districts of Sri Lanka

D.P. Weerasinghe and H.S. Amarasekara Teak is listed as a super luxury timber in Sri Lanka and it has a high demand from construction and furniture industries. Teak hardwood is highly durable. It is an exotic species
3 Mar 2010

Estimation of biomass carbon of Eucalyptus grandis using IRS LISS III Satellite images in up country wet zone of Sri Lanka

A. Gunawardena1, S.P. Nissanka2, N.D.K. Dayawansa3 There are vital needs to collect some necessary data on forest plantations to address the global climate change that includes carbon sink concept in Kyoto protocol. There are very rapid expansions
3 Mar 2010

Forest woodland ecosystem: An insight into the addition of litter through teak plantation

A. K. Mani, S. Manivasakan, S. Vijayabaskaran Teak is an important tree species grown under plantation conditions for timber requirement. Being a deciduous tree, it favours for accelerated nutrient cycling. A field experiment was conducted in an
3 Mar 2010

Growth, biomass and carbon accumulation among rubber (Hevea brasiliensis), teak (Tectona grandis) and mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) A case study from 1 to 10 Years of Age Series

N. Appuhamy1, L. Samarappuli2 and S. Karunaratne1 The study was conducted to compare the biomass accumulation and carbon stocks among rubber, teak and mahogany. Above Ground Biomass of each species were calculated using the allometric models. Mean
3 Mar 2010

Timber production in high density planting of Hevea brasiliensis

T.U.K. Silva , V.H.L. Rodrigo1, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe The demand of natural rubber has increased continuously with the increase in population and living standards of the human being. Rubber plantations are also a major resource of timber and
3 Mar 2010

Biomass estimation in some dry zone forests in Sri Lanka from Forest Inventory Data

M.D.P. Kumarathunge and M.C.M. Iqbal Tropical forests are a major sink for carbon dioxide produced globally. Estimation of above-groundbiomass of these forests is an essential aspect of studies of carbon stocks and the effects of carbonsequestration on
2 Feb 2010

Economic valuation of conservation of genetic resources of wild rice relatives : Assessing the preferences of adjacent community for conserving Oryza granulata in the Wavulpane area

R. Dissanayake1, S. Guruge1, M. Udugama1, M.U. Jayasinghe1, U.A.D.P. Gunewardena2 R.P.L.C. Randeni and R.S.S. Rathnayake3 This study was aimed to achieve the specific objective of assessing the preferences of adjacent communities for utilization, benefit sharing and conservation
2 Feb 2010

Timber production in high density planting of Hevea brasiliensis

T.U.K. Silva, V.H.L. Rodrigo, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe The demand of natural rubber has increased continuously with the increase in population and living standards of the human being. Rubber plantations are also a major resource of timber and fuel
1 Feb 2010

Establishment of relationships of growth at 7 years old Mahogany trees with selected site factors in low country wet zone, using GIS as a tool

K.R.A.H.A. Randeni and S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is an exotic tree, which is heavily adapted to the climatic conditions of wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka. Although the state sector manages mahogany with longer rotations,