Teak Plantations: Economic Bonanza or Environmental Disaster?
Tectona grandis L.f.) is a high-value tropical hardwood with unique wood properties. Teak timber is diminishing in its native range and most teak now comes from intensively managed plantations outside the
native range. With increasing demand for high-quality teak wood, plantation area is only expected to increase. There are currently many criticisms and uncertainties expressed in the literature and in public forums regarding the establishment of new teak plantations. The literature indicates
issues limiting the potential for teak including wood quality, silvicultural methods, pest problems, and environmental considerations. A field survey of teak plantations along the Pacific Coast of Mexico revealed that silvicultural methods are well known and effective, and most environmental
negatives can be mitigated through landscape-level decisionmaking. This article provides information that can assist institutions and investors in deciding whether to consider plantations of high-quality, short-rotation teak in suitable climatic regions.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-07-01
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