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“How To” Manuals

This list consists of manuals and guides that provide information on identifying and working with specific native species, establishing nurseries, developing sites, and other practical information for implementing Rainforestation.

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Energy Development Corporation and Visayas State University. 2016. A Field Manual on Forest Restoration Using Indigenous Species Module 1: Site-Species Matching Small PDF icon (13.4 MB), Module 2: Production of Quality Planting Materials Small PDF icon (20.0 MB), Module 3: Forest Restoration in Grasslands, Brushlands, and Forest Gaps. Small PDF icon (18.5 MB)

Vendiola, R. 2016. Propagation Techniques for Medinilla. Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI), Institute of Tropical Ecology and Environmental Management- Visayas State University (VSU-ITEEM), Liptong Woodland, & Municipality of Bacong, Negros Oriental. Small PDF icon (2.7 MB)

Elliott, S.D., D. Blakesley, and K. Hardwick. R. 2013. Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   Small PDF icon (13.7 MB)

Goosem and Tucker 2012. Repairing the Rainforest, 2nd Edition. Wet Tropics Management Authority and Biotropica Australia Pty. Ltd., Cairns, Australia.Small PDF icon (49.2 MB)

San Carlos Development Board, Inc. 2011. Nursery Propagation Techniques of Bagalunga (Melia dubia).Small PDF icon (7 MB)

DENR. 2011. Propagation protocols for indigenous/endangered and exotic forest tree species and some fruit trees. Information Bulletin #1. Ecosystems Research & Development Bureau.Small PDF icon (4.6 MB)

Gregorio, N.O.,  J.L. Herbohn, & S.R. Harison. 2010. Guide to Quality Seedling Production in Smallholder Nurseries. VISCA Foundation for Agricultural Research and Development, Inc. and College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Visayas State University, VISCA, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines. Small PDF icon (4.1 MB)

Gregorio, N.O. 2010. Selecting the Appropriate Mother Tree for Timber Species. ACIAR Q-Seedling Project, Visayas State University,  VISCA, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines.
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Milan, P. P. 2009. Rainforestion Farming: A Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Forest Management, 2nd Edition. Visayas State Univesity & Foundation for the Philippine Environment. Small PDF icon (5.22 MB)

Milan, P. P. & F. Göltenboth 2005. Abaca and Rainforestation Farming. A Guide to Sustainable Farm Management. Leyte State Univeristy, Baybay, Leyte, Philippines. Small PDF icon (23.2 MB)

Anon. 2002. ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests. ITTO, in collaboration with CIFOR, FAO, IUCN, & WWF. Small PDF icon (1.14 MB)

Margraf, J. & P. P. Milan 1997. Mag-"Rainforestation Farming" Kita! Philippine-German Applied Tropical Ecology Program, Visayas State College of Agriculture (ViSCA), Baybay, Leyte, Philippines. Small PDF icon (5.41 MB)

Anon. n.d. How to Propagate Tibig (Ficus nota) from seeds. Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. Small PDF icon (1.67 MB)