This is the first text/reference on growing exotic forests, bringing together information that heretofore was widely scattered throughout the journal literature, and is the only work to cover both tropical and temperate climes in one volume. "Exotic" means not native to the region - now, exotic forestry is spreading incredibly rapidly. This volume covers basic concepts, widely illustrated with examples from all over the world, based on the authors' extensive experience in the field. Written in a straightforward manner, the text is understandable to both the professional and the layman. Topics covered include genetic improvement of exotics - developing and using land races - genotype X environment interaction, limitation to production in and unusual problems with exotic forests, gene conservation and exotic forestry, and much more.