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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 46

New Applications in Clonal Forestry

W.J. Libby

pp: 350-354


For many folks, clonal forestry simply means planting cloned trees in forests. However, it is increasingly coming to imply much more than that (Libby and Ahuja, 1993a). In brief, full clonal forestry means that a relatively few, tested, well-understood clones are deployed to the forest. Furthermore, it means that not only is the value of the forest increased because the clones have outstanding value, but also that the efficiency of management is increased because management can adapt to the strengths and requirements of each well-known clone.

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