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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Forest Nursery Activities in Mexico
John G. Mexal
1996: Salem, OR
Deforestation in Mexico has prompted efforts to increase nursery production and reforestation success. Survival of planted seedlings is often less than 50%, and less than 15% in some regions. Causes of mortality include grazing, fire, and seedling quality. Grazing and arson result in large-scale failure of plantations; whereas, seedling quality may result in only partial failure. Thus, seedling quality has not received the attention of other, more visible factors. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of nursery production practices, problems, and potential opportunities for reforestation in Mexico.

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