Effectiveness of Tree Islands as Focal Points of Regeneration for Abandoned Pastures in Honduras

This study examined how the creation of tree islands can serve as seed and seedling recruitment foci, and ultimately accelerate forest restoration in abandoned tropical pastures. It is thought that such islands would provide bird perches in a grass-dominated landscape, as well as, ensure seedling establishment by providing an improved microclimate, with reduced competition from shade intolerant grasses.