Resource Details

Experimental tree assemblages on the ecological rehabilitation of a cloud forest in Veracruz, Mexico

Literature: Journal Articles

Suárez Guerrero, A.I. & Equihua, M. 2005, "Experimental tree assemblages on the ecological rehabilitation of a cloud forest in Veracruz, Mexico", Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 218, no. 1-3, pp. 329-341.

Contact Info

asuarez@uv.mx

Affiliations

  • Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas, Universidad Veracruzana. Apartado Postal 785, Xalapa, Veracruz 91000, Mexico
  • Instituto de Ecología, A.C. Apartado Postal 63, Xalapa, Veracruz 91000, Mexico

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Species Info

  • Erythrina americana
  • Cornus disciflora
  • Quercus sp.
  • Ulnus mexicana
  • Liquidambar macrophylla
  • Carpinus caroliniana
  • Podocarpus guatemalensis
  • Clethra macrophylla
  • Platanus mexicana
  • Magnolia dealbata

Description

  • This research evaluates the survival of ten native species planted in heavily damaged lands in previously montane forests of Mexico.
  • The species were planted in mixed plantations of four different assemblages A) Erythrina americana, Cornus disciflora, Quercus sp., Ulnus mexicana, B) Liquidambar macrophylla, Carpinus caroliniana, Podocarpus guatemalensis, Clethra macrophylla, C) Platanus mexicana, Magnolia dealbata, Quercus sp., Cornus disciflora, and E) all ten species.
  • Trees were 1 year old when planted and were monitored for 24 months. Quercus sp. and U. mexicana had the highest survival (above 89%) and C. disciflora and M. dealbata had the lowest survival (below 12%).
  • For C. caroliniana and P. mexicana, the survival was significantly higher in assemblage E which was the most diverse.
  • Otherwise, assemblage had little affect on the overall high survival rates.

Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Mexico
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