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Bwa yo: important trees of Haiti


Timyan, Joël


Trees and their forest habitats have played a major role in creating a fertile environment in Haiti. The ecological fabric that has nurtured the soil and supported life for millennia gradually has been unraveled by human activities. Tree species cultivated here must supply valuable products and services and require low establishment costs. There is a collection of native and exotic species that plays an essential role in the agricultural landscape. Several of the more important ones are included in Part I. Part II compiles useful information of a more technical nature and covers a wider range of species. A reference section has been included for those interested in studying these tree species in greater depth.