Replication Data for: Enrichment planting using native species (Dipterocarpaceae) with local farmers in rubber smallholdings in Sumatra, Indonesia uri icon


  • Dipterocarp species grow well in rubber plantings and do not suffer from mycobionts and abiotic factors such as soil and microclimate (particularly light availability).Here we report on the early growth of meranti in rubber agroforests in three villages in Bungo district and farmers participation in tree enrichment planting in rubber smallholdings. Survival rate of S. leprosula six months after planting ranged from 46.5 percent to 59.2 percent in the three plots and remained the same at 12 months after planting. Survival rate was lowest at the Tebing Tinggi site because wild pig (Sus scrofa) attacked. Height growth was greatest in Dusan Danau while growth in stem diameter was greatest in Dusan Danau and Tebing Tinggi. The poor growth of S. leprosula in Lubuk Beringin was the result of poor maintenance, particularly lack of weeding, by the farmer at that site. Active participation of farmers in restoration activities is essential to achieve high survival rate and performance of the planted seedlings

publication date

  • 2014