The economy of Burma is greatly dependent upon its natural resources, particularly timber, and the Forests of Burma have for over a century, been managed under the Burma Selection System. The system, however was considered inadequate and as such extensive establishment of man-made forests was suggested.
Plantation techniques for the major species namely teak (Tectona grandis Linn f.) and Eucalyptus species are outlined. Their major problems, ie. economic and labour, are emphasized and a solution is suggested.