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1. Why Start a Tropical Nursery for Native and Traditional Plants?

Tropical ecosystems and agroecosystems are vital, life-giving landscapes and are home to diverse plants, animals, and people in a range of climatic, geologic, cultural, and environmental contexts. These systems provide services, such as cleaning air, improving water quality, stabilizing soil, and regulating the climate. The landscapes offer essential products including timber, food, fibers, and medicines. During the past few centuries, waves of change have swept through tropical landscapes. These changes include obliterated native forests, drained wetlands, and decimated agroforests and indigenous management practices.


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Author(s): Kim M. Wilkinson, Brian F. Daley

Publication: Tropical Nursery Manual

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