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Trees for urban use in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Thomas H. Schubert

Trees for urban use in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Southern Region, National Forest System in [New Orleans, La.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Urban forestry -- Puerto Rico,
  • Urban forestry -- Virgin Islands,
  • Trees -- Puerto Rico,
  • Trees -- Virgin Islands

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas H. Schubert.
    SeriesGeneral technical report SO -- 27.
    ContributionsSouthern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), United States. Forest Service., Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.), University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus), United States. Forest Service. Southern Region.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 91 p. :
    Number of Pages91
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17614438M
    OCLC/WorldCa6334341

    Vines and Climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands This guide is based on Vines and Climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Pedro Acevedo-Rodríguez. There's also a brief guide with the most commonly encountered species.   Situated in the northeast Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit hard by back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Maria in September Alongside the unfolding humanitarian crisis and widespread lack of electricity, the islands’ telecom infrastructure also came under renewed scrutiny.


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Trees for urban use in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Thomas H. Schubert Download PDF EPUB FB2

Describes and illustrates forty-six tree species useful for shade and ornament in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Information is alsoprovided about planting, maintenance, and appropriate use of trees in urban areas.

Citation: Schubert, Thomas H. Trees for Urban Use in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO I made two visits to Puerto Rico in the early s and was struck by the diversity of the trees.

While poking around in a book store in Mayaguez on one of these visits I was shown the Spanish version of "Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands" by Elbert L.

Little, Jr., and Frank H. Wadsworth, which included color plates.5/5(1). The benefits of trees in urban settings are greatest when good judgment is used in their location, selection, and care.

The purpose of this booklet is to inform urban dwellers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands about where to plant, what species to choose, and how to Cited by: 8. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at out of 5 stars Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands.

Novem Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. The lack of illustrations makes the book useless to me. The technical content is good, but it should be /5. The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

Book Title. Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands / By. Little, Elbert L. (Elbert Luther), Cited by: The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands / Related Titles. Series: BOOK TI - Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands / UR - ersitylibrary. Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Item Preview remove-circle This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

See also WorldCat (this item) plus-circle Add Review. comment. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the Pages: [Cf. FA 26, ] Contains descriptions and drawings of species, with a key to families and keys to species in each family.

A general introduction and brief notes on forests and forestry in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are included. The volume concludes with a supplement to Volume 1 and an index of common and scientific names in both by: The mahoganies are not native to Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Virgin Islands but were introduced as timber and shade trees. The first known plantings of small-leaf mahogany on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, were in about Big-leaf mahogany was apparently introduced in Puerto Rico in Author: John K.

Francis. For commercial use, please e-mail the author and get permission. Many images are available at better resolution upon request.

Puerto Rico is home to over species of trees which is a large number considering the quite small size of the island. In addition, our research also focuses on trees that show potential for use as ornamental plants or for use in urban forestry.

These include the Virgin Islands' three native palm trees [tyre palm (Cocothrinax argentea), royal palm (Roystonia borinquena) and sabal palm (Sabal causarium)].

Results of this research are released to local nurseries. Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from the National Museum of Natural History provides three excellent guides in PDF format to the plants of the region.

There is also a collection of over watercolor paintings of regional flora. Common Trees of Virgin Islands National Park (pdf kb) Picture guide to some of the trees on St.

John. - Explore prvacations's board "Plants & Trees of PR" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Trees to plant, Plants, Puerto rico pins. Trees of the Virgin Islands — an international island group of the Leeward Islands archipelago in the Lesser Antilles of the eastern Caribbean region.

The Virgin Islands group is politically divided between the eastern British Virgin Islands and western United States Virgin Islands Pages in category "Trees of the Virgin Islands".

Lists of Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have about species of native trees. The 2-volume reference (12, 13, 15) accepted Five additions of shrub species ob- served by Woodbury to reach tree size are mentioned below and numbered to indicate place of insertion in the second volume.

This category contains articles related to the native trees of Puerto Rico, in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Taxa of the lowest rank are always included. Higher taxa are included only if endemic.

This category follows the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions. Progress 11/01/99 to 10/30/04 Outputs The native forests of St.

Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are a highly fragmented and degraded landscape, which remains under intense pressure. In order to begin restoration efforts and enhance urban forest populations there is a need for knowledge on the propagation of the rare native tree species.

Study site. The study area includes l5 islands located in the Puerto Rican archipelago and integrates the political units of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques, Caja de Muerto, Icacos, Piñeros, Mona, and Desecheo), the American Virgin Islands (St.

Croix, St. John and St. Thomas) and the British Virgin Islands (Anegada, Tortola, Josh Van-Dyke and Virgin Gorda).Cited by: 10/ Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands Manual Users This manual is written for use by regulatory officers who work in airport and maritime locations in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Virgin Islands. Related Documents Enabling legislation provides the authority to carry out the mission of protecting American agriculture from plant pests.

Should you use this information or pictures please cite this document as follows: Más, E. & M. de L. Lugo-Torres. Malezas Comunes en Puerto Rico & Islas Vírgenes Americanas/Common Weeds in Puerto Rico & U.S.

Virgin Islands. Universidad de Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez/Mayagüez Campus. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (front to back) in this east-looking view of the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.

For this view, a nearly cloud-free Landsat image was draped over radar elevation data, and shading was added to. Puerto Rico's trees are spectacular — or at least they used to be.

Enlarge this image Rafael Medina Rios, 66, walks through his barren banana plantation behind. Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Complete Title: Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin IslandsCited by: About this book. Fully revised edition of this widely praised guide to the birds of the largest Caribbean island, and the neighbouring Virgin Islands. species are described with illustrated. Also includes a section on birding localities.

Customer Reviews. Another Bible, "Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands" by Elbert L. Little Jr. and Frank H. Wadsworth. It contains descriptions and drawings of more common trees (I am still looking for many that I am still missing). This is the agriculture handbook USDA # Only for personal use, all copyrights with USDA and the authors.

The Caribbean Area (islands of Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas), have been subject to severe anthropogenic disturbances for centuries. The islands topography, year round farming and urban development in addition to strong winds and torrential rains during hurricanes season boost and accelerate soil erosion.

Abstract A translation of the book Bejucos y plantas trepadoras de Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes, this book constitutes an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin includes nomenclatural and taxonomic revisions, discussions on the distribution and conservation status, as well as full descriptions and.

Puerto Rico, officially Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Spanish Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, self-governing island commonwealth of the West Indies, associated with the United easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain, it lies approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles (65 km) west of the Virgin Islands, and 1, miles (1, km).

Puerto Rico and. the U.S. Virgin Islands. Area Contingency Plan. October File Size: 3MB. Virgin Islands, group of about 90 small islands, islets, cays, and rocks in the West Indies, situated some 40 to 50 miles (64 to 80 kilometres) east of Puerto Rico.

The islands extend from west to east for about 60 miles and are located west of the Anegada Passage, a major channel connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Conservaion Trust in collaboration with the Institute os Tropical Forestry under the Champion Tress initiative, is looking to find the biggest and tallest trees in Puerto Rico as another citizen science project, To nominate a tree enter here.

To read the. Alien tree invasions in Puerto Rico AE Lugo lation density increased to about people per km2, and urban land cover to 14% (López et al. Continuous agriculture in Puerto Rico led to high levels of soil erosion, soil compaction, and the choking of river channels with sediment; in one extreme case, because of anthropogenic.

Evelyn Urban passed away on Ap in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Funeral Home Services for Evelyn are being provided by Craft-Givnish Funeral Home of Abington, Ltd., and Mary M. Givnish Died:   The Flamboyan Tree is a theme you will see throughout Puerto Rican art and is celebrated as a major iconic image of Puerto Rico.

You will see images of the flamboyant in much of the local art and souvenirs when in Puerto Rico. The Flamboyan is actually spelled Flamboyant, and is also known as Royal Poinciana, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, and. five equal horizontal bands of red (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center; the white star symbolizes Puerto Rico; the three sides of the triangle signify the executive, legislative and judicial parts of the government; blue stands for the sky and the coastal waters; red symbolizes.

- Explore yoldee's board "Flamboyant" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Flowering trees, Delonix regia and Beautiful islands pins. Naturalized Exotic Tree Species in Puerto Rico John K. Francis and Henri A.

Liogier INTRODUCTION The mountains of Puerto Rico rose above the sea in the late Eocene or early Oligocene (approximately 40 million years ago), and since that time a tree flora of File Size: KB.

The terrible global-warmed tragedy that has ripped through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands now offers us a unique opportunityand a vital imperative. Trees of Puerto Rico: Part 1 (CECSCH and SCHMOR) J I finally took my camera out today and got a few pictures of some of the common trees I see every day.

Eastern Cuba, Northern Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are derived from materials of the Caribbean plate consisting of a Jurassic oceanic basement (ca. m.y.) overlain by Lower Cretaceous to Tertiary island arc deposits ( m.y.).

Saint Croix is the largest (84 square miles) island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America.

This formerly volcanic island of spectular beaches and mountains, rainforest, palm trees, and historic towns is the home of approximat people.Kathleen A. Urban was born on Wednesday, Octo and passed away on Wednesday, Ap Kathleen A. Urban was a resident of New York at the time of : During a plant conservation workshop that took place in the University of Mayagüez, in Puerto Rico, a Plant Conservation Task Force was established.

The overall goal of this Task Force is to protect and sustain the native plant diversity of the Puerto Rican Bank. This group will help us to build a database of observations of native plant species that will be incorporate while doing.