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Five Year Vision Statement: Tropical HTIRC is the recognized leader in collaborative research, development, extension and education for sustainable production and conservation of Pacific Island hardwood tree species.

Problem Statement: Lack of improved cultivars and knowledge of genetics, economic return, and silvicultural practices hinders reforestation of degraded land with native tropical hardwood species.

Improved cultivars and silvicultural methods will improve value, yield, and planting success thereby making reforestation with native species more attractive.

Inputs Activities Outputs Short-term outcomes Medium-term outcomes Long-term outcomes
• Funding from private and public sources

• Input from:

 - Steering committee members

 - Professional researchers and university faculty

 - Extension agents

 - Students

 - A wide range of experts

   - Landowners and managers
• Research on tree improvement genetics and silviculture

• Extension, education, and outreach events and products

• Coordinate and facilitate research with partners and other groups

• Regular meetings of steering committee and all partners

• Hire & foster tree improvement professionals and students

• Improved seeds & seedlings

• Seed zone maps

• Nursery & silvicultural guidelines

• Website, newsletter, brochures, reports, presentations & publications

• Knowledge of Pacific Island tree genetics & heritability

• Knowledge of nursery & silviculture best practices

• Solid partnerships among members

• Recognition of the importance of genetic selection for desired traits

• Willingness for managers, researchers, & landowners to work together

• Capacity to conduct tree improvement

• Increased capacity to effectively restore ecosystem services at a large scale

• Improved research efficiency

• Knowledge of best silvicultural practices & genetic potential

• Greater demand for and use of improved varieties

• Widespread application of nursery & silviculture best management practices

• Coordinated research, extension, & management

• Greater survival, growth, wood quality, form & value of planted trees

• More land planted with improved trees & managed using best practices

• Sustainable production & increased values of forest products

• Enhanced cultural connections

• More trees produced of improved varieties

• Enhanced ecosystem services & conservation benefits

• Increased scale and effectiveness of conservation


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