A survey in 1980 indicated that 130,500 hectares have second-growth stands that can produce commercial timber. Most of this area consists of abandoned fields or pastures and land on which coffee trees were or still are being grown under shade of other trees. On about 31,000 hectares, sawlog volumes are high enough and operating conditions good enough to allow harvesting. Other stands are encumbered with culls but have enough good-quality sapling and pole trees to be considered for management.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Research Forester, Institute of Tropical Forestry, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00928
Publication date: October 1, 1983
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