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Forest Compendium Online from CABI

The Forestry Compendium is a unique global compilation of knowledge on forestry, ideal for practical decision making. It has a comprehensive, worldwide coverage of tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal tree species of major economic importance and lesser-know species of local importance. It also covers, in detail, many of the pests that damage these trees. As a reference tool, it provides a basis for informed selection of woody species for a variety of uses, including for trials in plantation, agroforestry and natural forest systems. The new 2010 edition contains:

Vital stats

  • Over 2000 detailed datasheets on tree species of economic importance worldwide and lesser-known species of local importance
  • Basic datasheets on over 19,000 more species
  • Over 8,500 full text articles
  • Access with CAB Abstracts to over 210,000 articles
  • Over 5,000 illustrations
  • A multilingual glossary containing 17,000 entries, including nearly 2000 forestry terms defined in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese
  • Core data from EPPO, World Bank, and FAO

Unique features

  • A single resource with fast and easy navigation between text, images, maps, and databases
  • Clear layout with browse functionality down to species and pest level
  • Regular weekly updates of the information
  • Links through to relevant external forestry information sources including research organizations and professional societies


  • Tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal trees
  • Silviculture and management 
  • Tree and forest protection
  • Forest products
  • Tree pests

Additional links

  • Alerting services
  • Exporting citations to EndNote


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September 13, 2010


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