Forest Plantations on Imperata Grasslands in Indonesia: Establishment, Silviculture, and Utilization Potential
This dissertation presents results from multiple studies of reforestation on areas dominated by Imperata cylindrica grass in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Research Goals & Methods
The author evaluated tree species selection, intra-specific provenance selection, site preparation, fertilization, and ground vegetation under plantations.
Conclusions & Takeaways
Plowing the grass and using fertilizer were effective for the establishment of many of the fast-growing species. Because of the altered edaphic and climatic conditions in the grassland, the most successful species were fast growing and exibited tolerance to soil acidity, high light, low nutrient levels, and compact soils. Based on the results of the various studies in this dissertation, the author asserts that Acacia mangium best able to improve the site conditions and, even though exotic, should not be considered a weed.
Otsamo, A. 2001. Forest Plantations on Imperata Grasslands in Indonesia: Establishment, Silviculture, and Utilization Potential. University of Helsinki, Finland.
- University of Helsinki, Finland