Natural teak forests - silviculture and stand management.


This chapter describes the natural teak forests and their status and management in Myanmar, India, Lao PDR and Thailand. Also, the chapter provides details on the future of teak forests and some recommendations for effective management and sustainability of natural teak forests as well as the conservation of teak genetic diversity: (i) investigate the silvicultural systems that are applied in natural teak forests for determining the needs to improve the system and evaluating the performance of the system through the investigation of regeneration status of desirable species in the logged forests; (ii) strengthen forest governance to combat illegal logging into the natural teak forests; and (iii) encourage participatory forest management for sustainable management of natural teak forests.

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