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CSIR Articles : Volumes and Efficiencies of Water-use within selected indigenous and introduced tree species in SA

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Volumes and Efficiencies of Water-use within selected indigenous and introduced tree species in South Africa: Current results and potential applications


South African indigenous forests provide goods and services which are recognised as valuable natural capital, and are well documented. However, the limited extent of these forests has forced South Africa to accelerate the expansion of its own plantation forest industry over the last century, using fast-growing introduced tree species to meet the timber needs of the country, and first led to regulation of this industry in 1972 due to water-use concerns.

Download the PDF document: Gush et al 2011 - Paper 5th Forests 09 & Woodlands Symposium

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