Tree Seed Training and Extension Resources




  • You use the opening "home page" image map, and the browser and page buttons.
  • There is an image map icon at the top of each page that will always return you to the home page.
  • If you want to return to the last page you visited, use your browser's back or forward button.
  • Use the page buttons (previous page , next page) at the top of each page if you want to visit adjacent pages on the site (e.g. when browsing the guidelines or resources by
  • Note that each external internet site will open up in a new window.


Each resource is assigned a separate web page and information is laid out as shown below.
The identity number indicates the sequence of accession, and does not indicate importance.

Identity Number (***) and Title
Author, date, producer / publisher, country/ies of origin, language, ISBN number, media description. 
Brief description and special observations, audience, technical topic area, geographical zone etc.
  • Publisher / distributor for printed/video/CD material / prices / copyright limitations
  • Web site for electronic material / access restrictions / fees / copyright limitations
    (opens up in a new window)
  • Some resources are available on the CD version of this site (EXT-CD), so that users do not need to have access to the internet. For details of these documents, and where to find them on the CD, please see annex 1. You access this from the site map Annex branch, or go direct here: ANNEX 1: Contents of the EXT-CD .
FACSIMILE (Cover of document/box/disk and a sample internal page)
Contents: (extracted from resource)


There are four ways to access this resource information:

1. Search on any word. 
If you wish to search directly by any keyword in all resources, click the centre of the site map to use the search engine. This searches for exact whole words or phrases.

2. Sort by criteria.
All the resources reviewed in this study have been placed in an Excel table  which can be sorted by criteria as required. There are links on the table direct to the resource pages and also to internet pages.
The Excel Table categorises the resources as follows:

Level: Reference/Technical, Extension, Field.
Language:  English, French, Spanish, other.
Topic:  Biology, Selection, Improvement, Collection, Handling, Nursery, Plantation, Agroforestry/agriculture, other.
Format:  Printed document; Graphics; CD, Electronic format (PDF, HTM, JPG, Video, DVD etc).

To open the Excel table, click on the relevant branch of the site map. If you do not have Excel, please open a viewer (Excel 97) from this site here

3. Short-cut to selected resources.
The best resources have been selected and categorised to provide you with a quick way of accessing them.  Click on the relevant branches of the site map. Most of  these resources are included on the CD version of this website.

4. Select directly.
You can browse through all the resource pages (in order of id. no.) by clicking on the left-hand branches of the site map (and then using the next page button at the top of this page). Or you can use the A-Z table (which is extracted from the Excel spreadsheet) on the following page.

USING INFORMATION: The box below suggests steps to follow for making use of the information. 

Browse the complete site, especially the introduction and guidelines
Look at the notes, contents and sample pages of the resources that seem relevant.
If a resource interests you, view any electronic copies of the text and/or  images
Remember - many are on the EXT-CD - check first.
Cut, paste, translate, modify to suit your needs
(Don't forget to check any terms and conditions,
and acknowledge publishers, authors and illustrators)
If there is no electronic copy, but you are still interested, try obtaining a paper copy
If necessary, contact SL/KVL or FAO for help

For general guidelines on how to produce extension resources,
go to the site's GUIDELINES from here, 
or from the site map.