Steve Harrison1 and Nestor Gregorio2
Visits to forestry agencies and selling nurseries in Thailand and Vietnam revealed an impressive level of progress in regard to both industrial and small-scale forestry. In both countries, reforestation is accorded high priority, the government is a major player in nursery seedling production, and a high level of technology is used in producing seedlings. Universities also play an active role in forestry seedling production. The visit provided valuable lessons for seedling production systems in the Philippines, including information about the roles of government versus private nurseries and about seedling quality and nursery accreditation.
Keywords: Seedling certification, pulp and paper, framework plantings, forest restoration, acacia hybrid