The Effects Of Exotic Softwood Crops On The Chemical Fertility Of a Tropical Soil

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1967
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. Robinson J. B. D
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The three East African countries, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, are undertaking extensive programmes of compensatory forest planting. About 30,000 acres per year are being established with uniform crops of fast-growing exotic, mainly coniferous, species. To a large extent, this planting requires the clearing of uneven-aged indigenous forest containing many, mainly broad-leaved, species with evenaged crops of a single coniferous species; sometimes mixtures or belts of different species are planted. In the past, fears have been expressed that this extensive conversion of natural forest to uniform plantation will lead to deterioration in climate, water supplies, soil and other conditions.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, p. 175-191