Do we expect formation of annual rings on species with reverse phenology?
Faidherbia albida is one of the most important species among the deciduous leguminous trees, and widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa.Distinctive phenology: it bears leaves and flowers during the dry season and sheds its leaves during the rainy season. Due to its reverse phenology the species is commonly used and promoted in agroforestry. For instance Ethiopian government has initiated a Faidherbia Program (to establish 100 million Faidherbia albida trees on cereal cropland during the next four years).The objectives are: a) to understand climate growth relation ships and evaluate the long term performance of the species under a changing climate b) to asses water use and source of water and C)to make informed decision in tree planting efforts
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