Research Note

Silviculture and Genetics of Pinus kesiya for Planting Degraded Pasture Land


The conifer species, Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon, is an important part of the ecology within the indigenous range of South-east Asia as well as in sustainably managed plantations in a number of countries. Planting with the species in Colombia began in 1971. The development of P. kesiya on degraded pasture land is an aid in restoring biological and financial productivity to these areas. The development of a genetic resource for this species and the application of correct silvicultural practices to reforest degraded pasture land in Colombia are reported.

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