Rehabilitating Degraded Forest Land in Central Vietnam with Mixed Native Species Plantings

McNamara, S., D. Viet Tinh, P.D. Erskine, D. Lamb, D. Yates and S. Brown

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This paper examines the use of Acacia as a nurse crop to overcome some of the ecological and economic impediments to reforestation of degraded areas dominated by grasses including Imperata cylindrica. The study site at Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam was initially reforested using Acacia auriculiformis. After 8 years these stands were thinned and under-planted with Hopea odorata, Dipterocarpus alatus, Parashorea chinensis, Tarrietia javanica, Parashorea stellata, Scaphium lychnophorum, Peltophorum dasyrhachis var. tonkinensis and other high- value native species.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Forest Ecology and Management