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    Low rates of natural regeneration of big-leaf mahogany were found in gaps due to felling and natural treefalls in the Yucatan. This finding is consistent with low post-logging abundances of reproductive-sized trees as well as relatively low growth rates of planted mahogany seedlings in small felling gaps. High growth rates of seedlings in large felling gaps and landings provides optimism that the extensive plantings done in the region will provide timber in the future. The long-term effects of shoot borers, which predominantly attach the fastest growing seedlings, are uncertain.

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    Dickinson, M.B.; Whigham, D.F. 1999. Regeneration of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in the Yucatan. International Forestry Review. 1(1): 35-39.


    big-leaf mahogany, regeneration, seedlings, shoot borers

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