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close this bookSpecial Public Works Programmes - SPWP - Planting Trees - An Illustrated Technical Guide and Training Manual (ILO - UNDP, 1993, 190 p.)
close this folder7. Planting trees outside woodlots and forests
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View the document7.1 Trees in crop and grazing land
View the document7.2 Alley cropping
View the document7.3 Intercropping in rotation
View the document7.4 Intercropping for tree planting
View the document7.5 Shelterbelts
View the document7.6 Road-sides and river-sides
View the document7.7 Homesteads and public places

7.3 Intercropping in rotation

When intercropping trees and crops, follow in sequence and combine restoration of the soil by trees with agriculture. The land is usually devoted to food growing for some years before trees are planted. Thereafter the agricultural crop is grown together with tree seedlings for some years until the shade from the trees interferes with the growth of the crop or the agricultural crop with the growth of the trees.

Alley cropping

Crops between hedgerows of trees and shrubs

Intercropping as a rotation