4.3 Multi-story Cropping in Buffers

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Useful and marketable products can be grown under tree buffers (see table).

Key Design Considerations

  • Select plants that provide multiple benefits.
  • Use plants that provide short and long-term products.
  • Avoid plants that compete for same resources.
  • Utilize the different canopy layers to increase options.
  • Avoid plants that compromise other buffer objectives.
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