Swietenia macrophylla

Annual report of the director of forestry of the Philippine Islands for the period 1915-1924

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This report contains a number of sections relevant to early reforestation activities in the Philippines, including research on succession pathways, restoration experiments on degraded lands, tree nursery operations, and native species.

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Patterns of Seed Longevity and Germination in the Tropical Rainforest

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This article reviews the factors that affect seed longevity and germination in tropical trees by providing an introduction to literature on the subject.

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Crecimiento Inicial de Especies Arbóreas Multipropósito en un Terreno Ganadero del Norte de Veracruz (Initial Growth of Multipurpose Tree Species in a Rancher Land in Northern Veracruz)

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El establecimiento de plantaciones forestales es útil para la restauración de áreas degradadas por la expansión de actividades ganaderas. SIn emabargo, información básica sobre el crecimiento inicial de especies arbóreas es aún escasa.

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Los hongos micorrízicos arbusculares y su implicación en la producción y manejo de especies neotropicales forestales, con énfasis en meliáceas (Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and its use in the production and management of neotropical forest)

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Los hongos micorrízicos arbusculares (HMA) tienen implicaciones importantes en la producción de bosques tropicales, principalmente en especies de Meliaceae nativas de América Latina, como Cedrela odorata y Swietenia macrophylla. Estas especies son muy valoradas por la calidad de su madera, aunque el establecimiento de plantaciones comerciales y la reforestación en general no ha sido cien porciento exitosa. Existe un interés creciente en estudiar el papel de la HMA en la rehabilitación y restauración forestal debido a su capacidad para mejorar la adaptación y supervivencia de las plantas en condiciones adversas.

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Establecimiento de seis especies arbóreas nativas en un pastizal degradado en la Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, México (Establishment of six native tree species in a degraded pasture at Lacandon Rainforest, Chiapas, Mexico)

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En este trabajo se evalúa  el efecto de tratamientos de deshierbe y fertilización sobre el desempeño de plántulas de seis especies arbóreas nativas en un pastizal degradado en la Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, México.

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Cada 90 días, durante un año, se evaluó la supervivencia y el crecimiento de todos los individuos implantados.

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Domesticación de cedro y caoba en la Península de Yucatán, México: Experiencias en el mejoramiento del germoplasma forestal (Domestication of cedar and mahogany in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Experiences in improving forest germplasm)

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Existe un déficit en la oferta de madera de caoba que pudiera ser parcialmente remediado a través del control del barrenador de brotes.

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A Survey of Small-Scale Farmers Using Trees in Pastures in Herrera Province, Panama

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The Herrera Province on the Azuero Peninsula of Panamá has experienced significant deforestation for the purpose of cattle ranching.

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The goal of the study was to determine more information about the use of trees in smallholder cow pastures. Herreran pasture owners were interviewed about the different uses for trees in their pastures as well as the variety of tree species.

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Tree biodiversity in farmer cooperatives of a shade coffee landscape in western El Salvador

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Conservation of tropical biodiversity in agricultural landscapes has become more important as the area covered by natural ecosystems decreases. Understanding the types of biodiversity common in agriculturally managed lands, and involving farmers in conservation planning, is important for regional conservation goals.

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Manual of Reforestation and Erosion Control for the Philippines

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This manual provides a detailed guide to reforestation, including information about species selection, nursery techniques, site preparation and plantation design, weed and fire control, stand improvement and other practical aspects of establishing and managing tree plantations. Additionally, there is a large portion devoted to erosion control, using trees and engineered structures to stabilize slopes and decrease the velocity of water runoff.

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

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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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