Plants for Use in Agroforestry Systems and Urban Afforestation
About half the ACRAA nursery is devoted to the production of trees/plants for use in agroforestry systems and urban afforestation. Here we do not follow the same strict guidelines in terms of using only “native” species and seedlot management, as we do with our restoration plants, as these plants are for an “agricultural” application. However, all the species propagated are from the seeds of locally/regionally grown species – so although some of these may not be originally native to this area, all are now naturalized to the area (mature fruit producing trees present in the region). We do have a policy of not propagating seed brought from places outside the local region (i.e, other parts of Brazil or beyond).
Currently, our selection of agroforestry plants includes 31 species and a total of around 350 plants. Most are fruit trees, but medicinal plants, timber trees and even a species of cactus are included.
Among these species we have: Pitanga; Pitomba; Graviola; Andiroba; Saputilha; Tamarindo; Ingá-cipó; Jambo; Rambutam; Cacau; Jambolão; Limão; Cupuaçu; Abiu; Cereja do Mato; Jaboticaba; Açaí; Graviola; Tangerina; Mari-mari; Jaca; Ingá-gordo; Castanha do Pará; Araticum; Genipapo; Biribá; Limão Caiano; Abacate; Manga.