The project is the land restoration and the allies in this work are the nitrogen-fixing ‘nurse trees’ whose overstory can shelter young orchards from wind and sun, pump up water, and support soil health. More and more people in regenerative agriculture are tuning into the archive of work done to study “successional agroforestry” and the work of Ernst Goetsch in Brasil. This is a classic.
Casuarinas: Nitrogen-Fixing Trees for Adverse Sites
Innovations in Tropical Reforestation
National Academy Press
Washington DC 1984