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Forest Restoration on Degraded Soils in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Reforestation of sites with acidic, highly leached soils has been a problem in the tropics worldwide, and results of fertilization have been varied. We applied both fertilizer and lime to a new plantation of Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth. on an Oxisol on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Fertilized trees had 46 percent more height increment than control trees over a 2.4-year period, but there was no effect of lime application. A. auriculiformis is well known for being tolerant of soil acidity. Our results emphasize the value of fertilization during establishment and early growth for trees planted on leached, acidic tropical soils.


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Author(s): Phil Cannon, James B. Friday, Francis Liyag, David Greenberg

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 64, Number 1 (2021)

Volume: 64

Number: 1

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