Carpenter, F.L., J.D. Nichols, R.T. Pratt and K.C. Young
The T. amazonia trees grew best in plots with treatments of interplanted Inga edulis and mixed (Inga edulis and Gliricidia sepium) trees. Fertilizer addition did not improve tree growth after the second year since plantation establishment. The difference in soil erosion was correlated with tree growth. The authors assert that that leguminous trees can act as nurse trees for the timber species T. amazonia, whereas fertilization alone may be an ineffective means of promoting tree growth.
Forest Ecology and Management