Stump Culture: Coppice for Conifers

Stump Culture: Coppice for Conifers

Stump culture is a type of conifer tree harvesting that is closely related to the practice of coppicing. In coppice systems, trees are cut down to stumps, and the tree regenerates from the roots. Unlike deciduous trees, conifers cannot …

Fight Poverty With Mast-Producing Trees

Fight Poverty With Mast-Producing Trees

Afghanistan was once famous for its fruit and nut orchards. In the 1960’s, the country was food self-sufficient and earned more than half of its export income from crops such as almonds, apricots, and grapes. In fact, Afghanistan …

Alternative Crops From Mast-Producing Trees

Alternative Crops From Mast-Producing Trees

For many farmers and landowners, Return On Investment (ROI) is a major concern when converting crop or pasture land to trees. Although government incentive programs can encourage conservation measures such as hedgerows and riparian buffer zones, these measures must …