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Evaluation of 15 indigenous and introduced species for reforestation and agroforestry in northeastern Mexico

Literature: Journal Articles

Foroughbakhch, F., Hauad, L., Cespedes, A., Ponce, E. & Gonzalez, N. 2001, "Evaluation of 15 indigenous and introduced species for reforestation and agroforestry in northeastern Mexico", Agroforestry Systems, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 213-221.

Contact Info

rforough@ccr.dsi.uanl.mx

Affiliations

  • Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 
  • Madero’s Technological  Institute, Tampico Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Species Info

  • Acacia berlandieri
  • Acacia farnesiana
  • Acacia rigidula
  • Acacia wrightii
  • Cordia boissieri
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (exotic)
  • Eucalyptus microtheca (exotic)
  • Helietta parvifolia
  • Leucaena greggii (exotic)
  • Leucaena leucocephala (exotic, naturalized)
  • Leucaena pulverulenta (exotic)
  • Parkinsonia aculeata
  • Pithecellobium ebano
  • Pithecellobium pallens
  • Prosopis glandulosa

Description

  • This article presents the results of a reforestation study in the Sierra Madre Mexico (could be considered subtropical dry forest).
  • Ten native species (Pithecellobium, Prosopis, Helietta, Cordia, and Acacia spp.) and five exotic species (Leucaena and Eucalyptus spp.) were raised in a nursery and planted in June of 1984.
  • Measurements took place between 1985 and 1999.
  • In the 15 years of the study, the authors found that the species had overall high survival rates.
  • Leucaena leucocephala, Acacia spp., Parkinsonia aculeata, Pithecellobium ebano, and Pithecellobium pallens had the highest survival of 97-100%.
  • The highest mortality was in Helietta parvifolia with 45% mortality, followed by the Eucalyptus species with 22% mortality.
  • Ecucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus microtheca, Leucaena leucocephala, Parkinsonia aculeata, and the Pithecellobium spp. showed high correlations between height and basal diameter as well as the most firewood volume produced.

Country

  • Mexico
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