Specimen Trees of Secondary Forest in Lao PDR
Lao PDR has many forest preservation, management and other such projects. It is essential to collect and preserve basic information on trees unique to the country. To this end, specimens were created from approximately 300 samples taken from secondary forests after swidden in Vientiane Province of central Laos from 2011 to 2015. A database was created of high-resolution images taken with a CCD-sensor-equipped scanner as the samples were identified.
This database was set-up through the research project, “Establishment of sustainable and independent farm household economy in the rural areas of Indochina” under the collaboration between the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) , the Forest Science Research Center (FSRC) of Lao PDR and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences of Japan.
The information could be used by forestry scientists, government and NGO staffs who need the correct names of trees through our research fields in Lao PDR.
Though these species have been identified based on the following literatures, there might be some wrong identification.