Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. Volume 2.

Abstract

[See FA 42, 3329] A further report of an ad hoc panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Office of International Affairs, funded by the Agency for International Development. After an introduction, there are 3 main sections describing, in alphabetical order, further fuelwood species for the humid tropics (11 species), the tropical highlands (8 species), and for arid and semiarid regions (8 species). Each species is described and illustrated and its distribution, use as firewood, yield, other uses, environmental requirements, establishment, pests and diseases, and limitations are briefly discussed. There are 4 appendices: Summary of characteristics by climatic zones (for both volumes); Selected readings (by species); Research contacts; and Index of plants.