GUIDELINES / 4.0 Economic Opportunities
4.3 Multi-story Cropping in Buffers
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.