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Adaptability of 14 tree species to two hydrol humic latosol soils in Hawaii.Author(s): Craig O. Whitesell; Jr. Myron O. Ishennrood
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-236. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTree species capable of thriving on soils in high rainfall areas are needed in Hawaii for reforestation. The soils are highly leached and infertile.Two native and 12 introduced tree species were planted at two sites to determine adaptability. Survival, growth, vigor, and form were appraised 1 to 7 years after planting. Performance varied-both within and between species. No one species was outstanding, but several showed qualities that could be used to develop productive forests of mixed species.
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CitationWhitesell, Craig O.; Ishennrood, Jr. Myron O. 1971. Adaptability of 14 tree species to two hydrol humic latosol soils in Hawaii. Res. Note PSW-RN-236. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p
Keywordsafforestation, Hawaii, species trials, Laterite soils
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