Tree Density and Germplasm Source in Agroforestry Ecosystems in Meru, Mount Kenya

  title={Tree Density and Germplasm Source in Agroforestry Ecosystems in Meru, Mount Kenya},
  author={Ard G. Lengkeek and Roeland Kindt and L.J.G. van der Maesen and Anthony J.H. Simons and D.C.C. van Oijen},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
Farmers use and conserve a large variety of tree species. In Meru, a tree census on 35 farms covering 60 ha was conducted. This study included farmer interviews and biological measurements, with about 63,000 trees and 297 species being recorded. This paper discusses tree densities per species and germplasm sources for trees and species. The low densities and limited influx of germplasm from outside the farming community for some species, may result in an increased vulnerability to inbreeding… CONTINUE READING
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