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Going Native in the Philippines

Here are my recommendations for reforestation in the Sierra Madre, Pawpawan to Montalban, all endemic or indigenous in the Philippines:
Katmon or dillenia philippinensis, a pioneer
Tibig or ficus nota, pioneer
Kahoy-dalaga or massaenda philippica, pioneer
Lipote or syzygium polycephaloides, pioneer
Bakan or litsea philippinensis, pioneer
Toog or petersianthus quadrialatus (large tree) not pioneer but endangered
Is-is or ficus ulmifolia, pioneer
Balete or ficus balete, pioneer and good for ghosts
Takip asin or macaranga grandiflora, pioneer
Anubing or artocarpus ovatus, pioneer
Niog-niogan or ficus psuedoplalma, pioneer
Pili or canarium ovatum, shade tolerant (second growth under trees), endangered
Malasalimae or hellicia rigidflora, pioneer
Binukaw or garcinia binukaw, shade tolerant, fish sinigang!

NOTE!  I do not know which of these will best thrive in our area so if you know, share with me.

Best wishes,
Rowland Lane Anderson for Veritas and Veterans For Peace


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