Resource Details

Planting of local woody species in the páramo

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Brandbyge, J. 1992, "Planting of local woody species in the páramo" in Páramo: an Andean ecosystem under human influence, eds. H. Balsev & J.L. Luteyn, Academic Press, London, pp. 265-274.


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Species Info

  • Polylepis incana
  • Buddleja incana
  • Buddleja coriacea


  • In this article, the author describes the ecological and social benefits of using local species in reforestation in the high Andes and suggested species based on results from a species selection trial by the Central Cecuatoriana de Servicios Agricolas (CESA) in the mid 1980's.
  • Polylepsis incana, Buddleja incana, and Buddleja coriacea are three species that have potential to be suitable native species for reforestation and agroforestry.
  • The author presents information on the soil suitability, seed germination, vegetative propagation, and transplanting of these species.
  • These species have a high quality wood for charcoal or firewood and can also be used as windbreaks on farms, fence posts, and other purposes.
  • The author highlights the importance of conducting forestry projects in collaboration with local participation, knowledge, and collaboration.

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Country

  • Ecuador
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