Tag Archives: Volume_35_Number_3

Teak Log Grading for Teak Plantation in Lao PDR

This research aimed to improve the grading system for Lao teak logs. The methodology used the guidelines from VALTIP2 project development, with parameters used to identify plantation teak log quality such as the proportion of hardwood, bend, pipe, knots, decay, end splitting, insect hole, wane, and metal objects. Out of 90 teak logs, 18 teak logs were in grade A, ... Read More »

Evaluating Inter-row Light Intensity and Root Distribution of a Hevea brasiliensis (Kunth) Müll. Arg. Plantation in Chiang Rai Province for Selective Planting of Inter-row Trees

This study investigates the differences in light intensity between pararubber rows and the root distribution of pararubber (Hevea brasiliensis (Kunth) Müll. Arg.) (RRIM600), in order to select suitable trees to plant between the rows of pararubber. The study was carried out in a monoculture pararubber plantation in Chiang Rai Province, with tree age ranging 1-10 years and a spacing of ... Read More »

Plant Diversity and Utilization on Ethnobotany of Local People at Hmong Doi Pui Village in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Province

The study on plant diversity and utilization on ethnobotany of local people was conducted in montane forest adjacent to Hmong village at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Province during January to December 2016.  It aimed to compare plant biodiversity and utilization of ethonobotany of local people between natural montane forest (NMF) and forest edge adjacent to Hmong Village Doi ... Read More »

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Eucalyptus urophylla clone K58

Eucalyptus spp. become important commercial wood as raw materials for various industrial applications in Thailand. But for lumber processing that is limited of basic information to process. Eucalyptus urophylla clone K58 is one of the eucalyptus varieties that is grown widely in Thailand. The objective of this study is to investigate the selected physical and mechanical properties of E. urophylla ... Read More »

Effect of age factor on demand and preference for teak furniture by general consumers

The objectives of this research were to clarify general consumer’s awareness and preference for teak furniture and to present a suitable marketing strategy. To accomplish the objectives, we conducted a questionnaire survey in Bangkok and Udon Thani city in 2013. There were no significant differences in the purchasing behavior between Bangkok general consumers and those in Udon Thani. Respondents who ... Read More »

Indicator Development for Evaluating Wildlife Tourism Management in Thai National Parks

The growth of wildlife tourism in Thai national parks has been well recognized and accompanied by concerns regarding its sustainability. This research developed indicators and evaluated the success of wildlife tourism management in three Thai National Parks: Khao Yai, Kuiburi, and Doi Inthanon. To develop the indicators, this study relied on literature reviews followed by a questionnaire survey to four ... Read More »

Carbon and Nutrient Storage in Plant Biomass of Natural Forest nearby Thung Luang Royal Project Development Center, Chiang Mai Province

Amounts of carbon and nutrient storage in plant biomass of natural forests were assessed near the Thung Luang Royal Project Development Center, Chiang Mai province. Fifty sample plots (40×40 m) were randomly selected along a latitudinal gradient using stratified sampling. Stem girth over bark at 1.3 m above ground and the height of all tree species taller than 1.5 m ... Read More »

Some Morphology of Forest Soils in Two Community Forests, Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai Province

Some morphology of forest soils in HKL and HT community forests, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai province was studied. Three soil pits (1.5x2x2 m) were dug in each community forest. Soil samples were collected along soil profiles for analysis of physical and chemical properties and forest soil morphology. The results showed that (for 2 m soil depth) in HKL, soil bulk ... Read More »

Dry Dipterocarp Forest on Sandstone of the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Center, Chiang Mai Province II. Monitoring Plant Diversity and Carbon Storage

Monitoring of plant species diversity and carbon storage in a dry dipterocarp forest (DDF) on sandstone was carried out in 2010 and 2015 at the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study (HHKRDS) Center, Chiang Mai province. The forest was assessed for species diversity and carbon storage in 2010 using 12 permanent plots, each of size 40 x 40 m2, and ... Read More »

Dry Dipterocarp Forest on Sandstone of the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Center, Chiang Mai Province I. Assessment of Plant Species Diversity and Carbon Storage

Assessment of plant species diversity and carbon storage in a dry dipterocarp forest (DDF) on sandstone located in the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study (HHKRDS) Center, Chiang Mai province, was carried out in 2010. Twelve plots, each of size 40 × 40 m2, were used for the vegetation study using random sampling over forest having an altitude range between ... Read More »