Natural Regeneration of High Forest in Tanganyika

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1965
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The importance of natural regeneration in high forest in the overall pattern of management is not easy to assess in terms of the criteria commonly used to measure progressing forest development. Expenditure per acre tends to be lower than in plantation schemes. Though this is matched by the lower productivity of the natural crop. The areas classed as "regenerated or under treatment" exclude coupes which are not allocated to intensive projects but which none the less contain smaller trees and advance growth. These areas will contribute a useful "second cut" even if not developed intensively. Many of the large Podocarpus forests are in this category; they will be retained as protective forest but may continue to yield timber indefinitely even though the main requirements for softwood will eventually be supplied chiefly from plantations.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXI (No 1), p. 43-53