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This category is aimed at technical/extension worker level, concerned mainly with site and species selection, and tree improvement.

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Id.no. and short title
Comments
Topics of resource
Country / region of relevance
Language availability
Electronic version availability
001d Preparing to Plant Tropical Trees.  
Tropical Tree Manual Vol.4  K.A.Longman
One of 5 volumes covering all aspects of tree propagation. Excellent framework text using question and bullet point answers from which to develop new material. See also 001a,b,c,e
Selection  of species and sites
Pan tropical
English
On EXT-CD
067 Agroforestree database, ICRAF This is a comprehensive database which is available on CD free from ICRAF Species selection
Global
English
Available as CD.
087 Forestry Compendium CABI
A comprehensive electronic source of silvicultural information with a particular focus on species selection and seed supply
Species selection
All countries
English
Available as CD (for purchase)
007 Árboles Mesoamericanos 
Reference manual for selection and management of species
An excellent example of graphic design, and an essential resource for Mesoamerica. Designed to enable specific extension material to be prepared
All seed handling and plantation
MesoAmerica
Spanish
Available as CD
028 Managing Prosopis julifora (Vilayati babul)
A very well designed and clearly written example of a species manual, suitable for a wide range of technical ability.
All seed handling
Global
English
072 A Pocket Directory of Trees and Seeds in Kenya  KENGO
A well produced and attractively illustrated directory. A website based on it is being developed.
Species selection, seed handling
Kenya
English