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Growth of native forest species planted on abandoned pasture land in Costa Rica


Reforestation programs in Costa Rica have largely utilized only four tree species. This study tests growth rates and form of eleven additional tree species native to the humid tropics, including five N-fixing species and six non-N-fixing species.

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Forest Plantations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Performance of Species and Preferences of Farmers


This paper presents data on the survival and growth of mixed native and exotic forest plantations established on abandoned pastures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The article also includes information on farmer species preference and socioeconomic information.

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Amelioration of degraded rain forest soils by plantations of native trees


While much has been studied about the ability of tree growth to improve degraded soils in temperate zones, less is known about the impacts of tree growth on degraded soils in tropical zones.

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