Resource Details

Rehabilitation of Degraded forest with Shorea leprosula and S. selanica Cuttings

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Sakai, C., Subiakto, A., Heriansya, I. & Nuronia, H.S. 2001, "Rehabilitation of Degraded forest with Shorea leprosula and S. selanica Cuttings", in Rehabilitation of Tropical Degraded Forest Ecosystems, eds. S. Kobayashi, J.W. Tunbull, T. Toma, T. Mori, N.M.N.A Majid. Workshop Proceedings 2-4 November 1999, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia, pp. 191-195.

Contact Info


  • Advanced Research Department, Komatsu Ltd., Japan
  • The Forest and Nature Conservation Research and Development Center, Bogor, Indonesia


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Species Info

  • Shorea leprosula
  • Shorea selanica


  • In this article, the authors describe that reforestation with dipterocarps can be limited because of their irregular flowering pattern, short seed storage period, and overall uncertain planting techniques in Southeast Asia.
  • This research tests the effectiveness of using vegetative propagation for two species of fast-growing dipterocarps (Shorea leprosula and Shorea selanica) in West Java, Indonesia. 
  • The vegetative propagation was conducted by using the autotrophic shoots of dipterocarp wildlings  and growth in a fog-cooling greenhouse system, described in more detail in the paper.
  • The study compares the growth and survival of these species grown from cuttings different spacing regimes: 2 x 2m, 3 x 3m, 4 x 4m, and 5 x 5m.
  • Additionally, at 4 x 4m spacing, the growth and survival of trees grown from cuttings were compared with the growth and survival of trees grown from seed.
  • At 18 months after planting, the survival and growth of both species were higher in the high density plots than the lower density plots.
  • At 2 x 2m spacing, S. leprosula had a heigh of 128.9cm and 76% survival while S. selanica had a height of 131.5 cm and 83% survival.
  • At 4x4 m spacing, planting stock from cutting performed better than those from seed.
  • Overall, the authors suggest that vegetative propagation can be a successful means of developing material for restoration and that closer initial spacing can be more effective than greater distances between trees.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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