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Title: Selecting timber species to replace killed firetree in Hawaii

Author: Walters, Gerald A.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-211. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-211

Description: A species with little commercial value, firetree (Myrica faya Ait.) infests several islands of Hawaii. A test of replacing herbicide-killed firetrees by underplanting selected timber species is underway. Among the seven species planted, Austrailan toon-on the basis of its initial survival and growth-shows the most promise for reforestation. Falling limbs and stems from dead firetrees are damaging many planted trees, but probably enough will survive to develop a productive forest cover.

Keywords: Myrica faya, Hawaii, weed control, type conversion, underplanting, Toona australis, Fraxinus uhdei, Tordon 22K

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Walters, Gerald A.   1970.  Selecting timber species to replace killed firetree in Hawaii.   Res. Note PSW-RN-211. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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