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Forest plantations on Imperata grasslands in Indonesia: establishment, silviculture, and utilization potential

Literature: Available at NO COST Dissertations and Theses

Otsamo, A. 2001, Forest plantations on Imperata grasslands in Indonesia: establishment, silviculture, and utilization potential. University of Helsinki, Finland.

Contact Info

antti.otsamo@storaenso.com

Affiliations

University of Helsinki, Finland

Link(s)

Available at no cost www.helsinki.fi/vitri/publications/theses/otsamothes.pdf

Description

  • This dissertation presents the results from multiple studies of reforestation on areas dominated by the invasive grass Imperata cylindrica in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • The author evaluated tree species selection, intra-specific provenance selection, site preparation, fertilization, and ground vegetation under plantations.
  • 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 was able to most improve the site conditions and, even though exotic, should not be considered a weed.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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