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Title: Species Trials at the Waiakea Arboretum, Hilo, Hawaii
Author: Richmond, George B.
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-4. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 21 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-004
Description: Survival counts were made of 84 exotic tree species planted during 1956-1960 in a cleared rain-forest area near Hilo, Hawaii. Growth measurements were recorded for 5- and 6-year-old plantings. Most species had good survival, but some failed entirely. Soil depth was found to have a strong influence on rate of growth, but not on survival. Several valuable timber species showed remark-able growth. The report lists possibilities for future uses and contains recommendations for development of the arboretum.
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Richmond, George B. 1963. Species Trials at the Waiakea Arboretum, Hilo, Hawaii Res. Paper PSW-RP-4. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 21 p.
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