Nitrogen-fixing in Agroforestry

Richard Scott XMCM94B at
Sat Feb 17 23:18:35 EST 1996

Red alder is a great nitrogen fixer & it grows in western Oregon where it 
appears you reside.  For a good reference, see "The Biology & Management 
of Red Alder", edited by David Hibbs, Dean S. DeBell and Robert F. 
Tarrant, published by Oregon State University Press  in 1994.

Wind River Ranger District in southern Washington has a good example of 
the results obtainable from mixing alder and Douglas-fir on a burned over 
nitrogen deficient site.  If you do indeed live in western Oregon & would 
like to visit the site, let me know.

Dick Scott
XMCM94b at

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