anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Forest Farming video, presented by the University of Missouri

Here’s a fantastic video on forest farming (by University of Missouri) that I found on the blog Farming the Woods. I tried to re-blog it via Reader but for some […]

Leguminosae / Mimosoideae, Parkia bicolor, eseng, essang – Gabon, Central W. Africa

Parkia bicolor is a fairly large tree, growing up to 40 m. It’s native range spans from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to eastern DR Congo, and south through Gabon […]

Bignoniaceae, Crescentia alata, Calabash tree, Tecomate, Jicaro – Mexico

Below are some photos I took of Crescentia alata, commonly referred to in English as the Calabash tree, and as Tecomate, Jicaro, or Jicara in Spanish. The tree native range […]

Meliaceae, Swietenia humilis, Pacific Coast Mahogany, Mexican Mahogany, Caoba – Jalisco, Mexico

Swietenia humilis, the Pacific Coast Mahogany… Other names include: zopilote, zapaton, venadillo, gateado, cobano, coabilla, caoba del Pacifico. S. humilis is a medium sized deciduous tree, growing 15 – 20 m […]

Agroforestry decreases farmer dependence on chemical fertilizers in Africa…

Here is a good article on the emergence of agroforestry in Africa, exploring how trees on farms, biomass management, integration of natural fertilizers into agricultural systems is taking hold amongst […]