Fertilizer trees are trees used in agriculture to capture nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil through their roots and falling leaves. They also have the addition benefits of preventing soil erosion, improving water retention of soil and bringing up nutrients from deep in the ground. Fertilizer trees are a type of agroforestry that are a potential alternative to chemical fertilizers. They can increase crop yields and help to make farms indefinitely sustainable. In some cases, fertilizer trees are also used to cultivate crops such as nuts or are selectively harvested for wood or firewood.
Trees used in agriculture to capture nitrogen from the air and fix it to the soil through their roots and falling leaves.
Species of tree that are particularly good at fixing nitrogen to soil such as Sesbania, Gliricidia, Tephrosia, and Faidherbia albida.
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