Gago, Guam ironwood tree, Casuarina equisetifolia: past, present, future

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $304,273.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G259-19-W7500
Grant Recipients: University of Guam; University of Hawaii; Louisiana State University
Region: Western
State: Guam
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Robert Schlub
University of Guam
A manual developed by University of Guam Cooperative Extension which serves as an introductory text on plant health care for the Gago, or Guam’s ironwood tree (Casuarina equisetifolia). It contains some general information about the tree, including its history on Guam and its importance to the region. It explains ironwood decline and its underlying causes. The Appendix updates contain advances in the research of Ironwood Tree Decline, expanded tree survey information, and cultivar evaluations. Finally, it provides suggestions for future research.
Robert Schlub, University of Guam
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.