Mesoamerican Tree Species: a source book for farm planting and ecological restoration

This project aims to provide a definitive account of current knowledge of indigenous tree species within Mesoamerica, and their varied uses across the full spectrum of on-farm planting, ecological restoration and natural regeneration situations, and socio-economic/farming systems conditions; and to ensure effective dissemination and uptake of that information through a network of collaborators. Knowledge relating to land use and forest decision making promoted for the benefit of poor forest dependent people.

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This document is an output of a project funded by the Forestry Research Programme (FRP) of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of DFID. R7588 Forestry Research Programme (FRP).

The information provided in this manual related to medicinal drugs, poisons and toxic products have not been evaluated empirically by OFI, CATIE or FRP and is offered only for educational, informational and/or entertainment purposes. This information should not be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace the proper medical care authorized in each country. The authors recommend always consulting with a qualified doctor and decline all responsibility for any use made of the information provided in this website or the handbook "Arboles de Centroamerica: un manual para extensionistas". The editors  also recommend that users of this manual to carefully observe and follow these guidelines, and always encourage others in the use of suitably qualified medical care and to avoid self-prescribing behaviour.


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Carlos Corea

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Pascual Bailón (de Geilfus,, F.. 1994. El árbol al servicio del agricultor:: manual de agroforestería para el desarrollo rural.Vol. 2 Guía de especies. CATIE/ENDA Caribe.. Turrialba, Costa Rica. 778 pp.)

CATIE.. 2000. Manejo de semillas de 100 especies forestales de América Latina. Vol. 1. CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica. Serie Técnica, Manual Técnico No. 41, 204 pp..

Árboles y semillas del neotropico.. Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

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Colin E. Hughes
David Boshier
Erick Granados
Jesús Cordero
John Baker
Mike Hands
Programa de Investigación del Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Yolani Zelaya/CONSEFORH

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