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World Forestry: Forest Plantations in Brazil and their Possible Effects on World Pulp Markets

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Largely in response to fiscal incentives offered by the government, industrial firms in Brazil had planted eucalyptus and loblolly and slash pines (Pinus taeda, P. elliottii) on 3.8 million hectares by the end of 1979. An additional 0.5 million hectares may be planted annually through 1985. Annual growth is estimated at 20 cubic meters per hectare for pine and 25 cubic meters for eucalyptus. Some of the wood is needed to make charcoal for the nation's steel industry and to supply pulp for domestic needs, but the plantations should supply enough additional timber to allow export of very large amounts of chemical pulp by 1995.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: November 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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