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2017 Ecosystem Monitoring Internship
Forest Solutions, Inc., Hawaii, 2017-02-23

Forest Solutions, with financial support provided by Kamehameha Schools, is once again offering our summer ecosystems monitoring internship.

APPLY TODAY - application deadline is March 17th, 2017!
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Alternative Field Fertilization Techniques to Promote Restoration of Leguminous Acacia Koa on Contrasting Tropical Sites
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 376, Pages 126–134, Hawaii, 2016-09-15

Highlights
- Fertilization of a legume was evaluated on contrasting tropical sites.
- Fertilization increased growth at the harsher site only.
- Controlled-release fertilizer was as effective as immediately available fertilizers.
- Fertilization responses were apparently related to phosphorus rather than nitrogen.
- On high productivity sites, fertilization at planting may not be advisable
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Canoe Forest Serving as Model for Koa Management
Hawaii Tribune Herald, Hawaii, 2016-06-22

Forest Solutions, Inc. works alongside the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Three Mountain Alliance watershed group to develop a sustainable resource management plan that will serve as a key component in future planning on the Big Island. The ongoing Department of Land and Natural Resources project in Kapapala Koa Canoe Forest in Ka'u works to manage the Koa tree species for habitat conservation, long-term Hawaiian cultural usage and high-value timber production...
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AFCS and Partners complete their 72nd Community Project!
AFCS, Community Engagement, 2015-08-01

Today AFCS’s Community Development unit, together with Raleigh International completed their 72nd community development project in the TPFMA area.
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Tropical Forest Inventory Short Course
August 24-28 2015

Forest Solutions Inc., Hawaii, 2015-07-28

This course will familiarize you with two efficient forest inventory techniques that we have successfully used in Hawaii: Variable plot sampling 3P sampling


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PRUNING PROTOCOL FOR Acacia koa IN PLANTATION
Forest Solutions Technical Note

Forest Solutions Inc., Hawaii, 2015-05-28

Under plantation conditions, Acacia koa exhibits poor natural pruning. Without supplemental pruning, managed koa stands will produce low yields of clear wood free of knots. In many areas across Hawaii, koa may be successfully pruned to dramatically improve potential yield of high quality timber...
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Inventories Stategies for Acacia Koa Across Diverse Forest Types
Forest Solutions Inc., Hawaii, 2015-01-14

As one of the most economically valuable native Hawaiian tree species, Acacia koa (koa) has been heavily exploited across the islands. Remaining koa populations are constrained to a few regions, but diverse site conditions, land use history, and current vegetation cover disallow a single strategy for comprehensive koa forest inventory...
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Forest Solutions Services Sdn Bhd Enters 3 year Research Agreement
FSS, Malaysia, 2014-12-15

Forest Solutions Services Sdn Bhd is pleased to announce the signing of a 3 year agreement with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation Sdn Bhd, Malaysia for the provision of research support to their tree improvement and high quality seedling supply programmes.
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AFCS and SWEPA intiate Barefoot Solar Project!
AFCS, Community Engagement, 2014-05-16

AFCS and the Sabah Woman's Entrepreneurs & Professionals Association (SWEPA) have initiated a Barefoot Solar Project for the upliftment of rural communities near Kota Marudu.
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Forest Solutions Secures Special Local Need Label to Control Acacia Psyllid in Planted Koa Forests
Forest Solutions Inc., Hawaii, 2014-01-07

Acacia psyllid (Accizia uncatoides) is an introduced insect that harms Acacia koa, one of the most ecologically and economically important native Hawaiian forest trees.
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