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The targeted area for plantreforestation in the state of Michoacan is made up of eroded areas and pastureinduced areas, both adding to 525,260 ha and representing 10.9% of the totalsurface of the state. The regions with the largest areas in need ofreforestation are the Costa with 185,396 ha 29%, Oriente with 106,836 17%and Tierra Caliente with 96,284 15%. Commercial forest plantations are analternative for reducing the pressure on natural forests and creating options forsustainable and diversified development, changing the land use from fragmentedagricultur and livestockpurposes to forestry. The object of this study was to determine potential areasfor the establishment of commercial forest plantations of Tabebuia rosea Bertol. DC. in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, byusing geographic information systems. The outlining of potential areas wasperformed with the IDRISI 32 and ArcView programs, according to the environmentalrequirements of T. rosea. Theseenvironmental requirements include precipitation, temperature, soil, altitude,land use and slope. The analysis resulted in two maps where the potential areasfor the establishment of commercial forest plantations with this species were shown, which turnedout a total potential area of 54,320 ha, distributed in 47,566 ha considering a slope of 0% - 15% fornon-manual forest plantations, and 6754 ha considering a slope of 15% - 30% formanual forest plantations. The ecologic conditions in Michoacan are favorablefor successful establishment and development of commercial forest plantationsof T. rosea.

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Potential Areas, Michoacan, Commercial Forest Plantations, Tabebuia rosea, Geographic Information System

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Muñoz-Flores, H. , Castillo-Quiroz, D. , Castillo-Reyes, F. , Sáenz-Reyes, J. , Avila-Flores, D. and Rueda-Sánchez, A. 2017 Potential Areas for Commercial Timber Plantations of Tabebuia rosea Bertol. DC. in Michoacan, Mexico. Open Journal of Forestry, 7, 48-57. doi: 10.4236-ojf.2017.71004.





Autor: Hipolito Jesús Muñoz-Flores1, David Castillo-Quiroz2*, Francisco Castillo-Reyes2, J. Trinidad Sáenz-Reyes1, Diana Avila-Flores

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