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Arboles Utiles de la Region Tropical de America del Norte (Useful Trees of the Tropical Region of North America)

Literature: Recursos en Español - Spanish Available at NO COST Manuals, Guides, Reports

Burns, R.M., Mosquera, M.S., & Whitmore, J.L. (eds.) 1998, "Arboles Utiles de la Region Tropical de America del Norte (Useful Trees of the Tropical Region of North America)" North American Forestry Commission Publication # 3, Washington DC.


  • Canadian Forest Service, Canada
  • U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, United States
  • Director Aprovechamiento Forestal, Mexico


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Species Info

  • Spondias mombin
  • Cordia alliodora
  • Bursera simaruba
  • Casuarina equisetifolia (exotic, native to SE Asia)
  • Calophyllum brasiliense
  • Acrocarpus fraxinifolius (exotic, native to SE Asia)
  • Pithecellobium saman
  • Prosopis spp.
  • Cedrela odorata
  • Khaya nyasica (exotic, native to east Africa)
  • Cecropica schreberiana
  • Cecropia peltata
  • Brosimum alicastrum
  • Eucalyptus grandis (exotic, native to Australia)
  • Eucalyptus robusta (exotic, native to Australia)
  • Eucalyptus saligna (exotic, native to Australia)
  • Melaleuca quinquenervia (exotic, native to Australia and PNG)
  • Pinus oocarpa (native to Mexico and reaching south until Nicaragua)
  • Grevillea robusta (exotic, native to Australia)
  • Simarouba glauca
  • Gmelina arborea (exotic, native to SE Asia)


This manual is available in English and Spanish.

  • This article describes 20 species of tropical trees that grow natively or have been introduced to tropical North America.
  • Each profile begins with a botanical description, discussion of habitat (including geography, climate, topography, soil, an associated vegetation), and explanation of life history (reproductive behavior, pollination, seed production and dissemination, tolerance, stocking, rotation age in plantations, and natural enemies).
  • Next, the profiles describe available data and considerations for nursery practices, plantation establishment and management, and utilization of the species.
  • Finally, each profile has a detailed reference list for more information on the species.

  • Este artículo describe a 20 especies de árboles tropicales que crecen de forma nativa o han sido introducidos en la región del trópico en Norte América.
  • Cada perfil comienza con una descripción botánica, discusión del hábitat (incluyendo geografía, clima, topografía, suelo y vegetación asociada), y una explicación de la historia de vida (comportamiento reproductivo, polinización, producción y diseminación de semilla, tolerancia, media[stoking], rotación de edad en plantación, y enemigos naturales)
  • Posteriormente, cada perfil describe los datos disponibles y las consideraciones para prácticas en los viveros, establecimiento y manejo de plantaciones, y utilización de las especies.
  • Finalmente, cada perfil tiene una lista detallada de referencias para una mayor información de cada especie.
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