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Tree planting at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge---the right tool for the right stock type

Abstract:

Two species of trees, koa (Acacia koa Gray [Fabaceae]) and `ohi`a lehua
(Metrosideros polymorpha Gaud.[Myrtaceae]), are important for reforestation of
degraded lands within Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island of Hawai`i. These species require quite different growing containers and
subsequently different planting tools. While dibbles are used for koa planting, a gasoline-powered auger, described briefly herein, is preferred for `ohi`a and
other understory species. Auger planting is more than 2.5 times faster than planting by hand.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2003 Pages: 30-31

Article Download:

4-1NPJ30-31.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Jack Jeffrey
  • Baron Horiuchi

Keywords:

koa, `ohi`a lehua, auger, planting tool, reforestation

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