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Title: Selecting timber species to replace killed firetree in Hawaii
Author: Walters, Gerald A.
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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