An East African Provenance Trial of Cupressus lusitanica Mill.

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
1905
Authors
Dyson V.G
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Cupressus lusitanica (sensu lato) was introduced to Kenya and Tanzania in about 1905 and proved outstandingly successful on high altitude (1800 -2800 a.s.l.), tropical, montane sites having deep volcanic soils and annual rainfalls exceeding 80Omm. Development of commercial scale plantations for production of general purpose softwood timber, began about 1928 in Kenya and a few years later in Tanzania and Uganda. Timber production from Cypress plantations in Kenya now exceeds that of all other species put together.
Description
Keywords
Citation
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, p. 2-5