Shade Trees in Uganda and Their Relation to the Cultivation of Coffee and Tea

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1939/1940
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Thomas,A.S.
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If the trees are to be used for fuel, there is much to be said in favour of planting Eucalyptus, which grows rapidly and burns well; but it must be remembered that the effect of root competition will be seen over a wide zone. Where space is limited and tea will be planted near the windbreak, it is better to use other trees, such as Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, whose rapid erect growth would justify more frequent planting in Uganda, and whose root competition does not seem so strong. At altitudes of about 6,000 feet, where the growth of this species is slower and its habit is more spreading, it should be a useful shade tree for coffee.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 5 (No 5), p. 287-293