Forestry Technologies


I) Spatial arrangement
II) Temporal arrangement

a) Spatial Arrangement: Spatial arrangement of plants in an agroforestry  mixture may result in dense mixed stands ( as in home gardens) or in sparse  mixed stands ( as in most systems of trees in pastures).

b) Temporal Arrangement:
Temporal arrangements of plants in Agroforestry may also take various forms. An extreme example is the conventional shifting cultivation cycles involving 2-4 years of cropping and more than 15 years of fallow cycle, when a selected woody species or mixtures of species may be planted. Similarly, some silvipastoral systems may involve grass leys in rotation with some species of grass remaining on the land for several years. These temporal arrangement of components in agroforestry are termed coincident, concomitant, overlapping, separate and interpolated.

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