Damage to Exotic Softwoods by Sykes Monkeys (Cercopithecus Mitis Kolbi Neuman)

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1970
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Omar, A.
de Vos, A.
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It is estimated that by the year 2000 the potential demand for softwood timber in East Africa will exceed the supply by three times (Arnold et al., 1962). Consequently there is great emphasis on increasing forest production, and in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania large areas of indigenous forest have been clearfelled and replaced with plantations of exotic softwoods. For instance, the forest policy in Kenya plantations to 122,000 ha. by 1980 and to 141,700 ha. by the end of the century (Anon, 1957). The species of major importance in this programme are Pinus patula, Pinus radiata and Cupressus lusitanica.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 35, p. 323-330