Mycorrhizae are required for successful growth and allow seedlings to survive in more adverse sites. First thinning is usually carried out in year 9 or 10 then about every 5 years. Rotation cycle of 30 years is needed for optimal timber production and a cutting cycle of 15 years is usually practiced for pulpwood production
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Used as a general-purpose timber and can also be used for construction work, flooring, and boat building as it is fairly durable and heavy. Ethyl alcohol extracts of P. merkusii showed anti-cancer activity. In Indonesia, it has been successfully intercropped with Irish potatoes.
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