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Forestry and Agroforestry Trees. Welcome to the Hawaii Forestry and Agroforestry Trees website.

Forestry and Agroforestry Trees

The photographs here illustrate the most commonly planted trees in Hawaii. To find photographs of a tree species, click on the links on the scientific names below. There you may view thumbnail photos as well as larger images. To find a common name, use the "find in page" command in your browser. Many different trees may share a common name, for example, "ironwood" may refer to several different, unrelated species. In some cases other Pacific Island names are included. These illustrations describe trees which have been most commonly planted in Hawaii. Some tree species, for example Falcataria moluccana and Grevillea robusta, have escaped cultivation and have become serious pests in natural forests in Hawaii. List of species names and common names. Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation.

Silvopastoral Agroforestry Toolbox. This site was created by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute with the help of the UK Agroforestry Forum to help farmers, land managers and their advisors assess the potential of sillvopastoral agroforestry as an alternative land use and to provide information on how to manage a silvopastoral agroforestry system.

Silvopastoral Agroforestry Toolbox

The content of the site was agreed at a workshop attended by farmers, land managers, forestry consultants and advisors. Much of the content comes from research carried out by a number of institutions in the UK Agroforestry Forum. Put simply, agroforestry is using trees on farms.The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) provides the following definition of agroforestry. Agroforestry is a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels. Center for Subtropical Agroforestry. AFTA - Association for Temperate Agroforestry. The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri. Agroforestry Information Resources. TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LANDSCAPES. Coppice Agroforestry - Perennial Silviculture for the 21st Century - The Book. Agroforestry research trust fruits nuts seeds plants publications.

Agroforestry. Agroforestry or agro-sylviculture is an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops.

Agroforestry

It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy, and sustainable land-use systems.[1] A narrow definition of agroforestry is "trees on farms. "[2] As a science[edit] The theoretical base for agroforestry comes from ecology, via agroecology.[3] From this perspective, agroforestry is one of the three principal land-use sciences. The efficiency of photosynthesis drops off with increasing light intensity, and the rate of photosynthesis hardly increases once the light intensity is over about one tenth that of direct overhead sun. Agroforestry has a lot in common with intercropping. Benefits[edit] Agroforestry systems can be advantageous over conventional agricultural, and forest production methods.

Biodiversity in agroforestry systems is typically higher than in conventional agricultural systems. Anthropogen. Agroforestry and the Built-Environment – By Spencer Woodard « Note: This is a portion of an essay I wrote a number of years ago (in 2007) and is best read in conjunction with two additional articles I have posted on this site: Chinampa: Raised-Bed Hydrological Agriculture and The Domesticated Landscapes of Los Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia. Any questions or comments from readers can be posted in “comments”. I will do my best to offer a prompt reply. Agroforestry and the Built Environment By Spencer Woodard Agroforestry is currently receiving considerable attention as a stable and ecologically viable form of tropical forest land use (Alcorn, 1984; Budowski, 1981; Hart; 1988; King & Chandler, 1978; Salas, 1979; Spureon, 1980; Weaver, 1979; Denevan, 1987).

Historically conservationists have focused their attention on protecting ‘natural’ forests, these include landscapes which are understood as existing in a ‘pristine,’ ‘virgin,’ or ‘primary,’ state and deemed as such based on the idea that they have suffered from little or no direct human impact. Like this: