Alternative Field Fertilization Techniques to Promote Restoration of Leguminous Acacia Koa on Contrasting Tropical Sites
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 376, Pages 126–134, Hawaii, 2016-09-15
- Fertilization of a legume was evaluated on contrasting tropical sites.
- Fertilization increased growth at the harsher site only.
- Controlled-release fertilizer was as effective as immediately available fertilizers.
- Fertilization responses were apparently related to phosphorus rather than nitrogen.
- On high productivity sites, fertilization at planting may not be advisable
Canoe Forest Serving as Model for Koa Management
Hawaii Tribune Herald, Hawaii, 2016-06-22
Forest Solutions, Inc. works alongside the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Three Mountain Alliance watershed group to develop a sustainable resource management plan that will serve as a key component in future planning on the Big Island. The ongoing Department of Land and Natural Resources project in Kapapala Koa Canoe Forest in Ka'u works to manage the Koa tree species for habitat conservation, long-term Hawaiian cultural usage and high-value timber production...