n Southern African Forestry Journal - Exotic trees : their significance in the South African context : guest editorial




Extracted from text ... Guest Editorial Exotic trees: Their significance in the South African context In line with the practice in other countries, South Africa has sought over the years to improve the economic circumstances and quality of life of its inhabitants by introducing a wide range of plants and animals from abroad to make good the perceived deficiencies of the native flora and fauna. Trees have featured largely in this process - perhaps more so than in other countries - and some thousands of different kinds have been brought in for purposes ranging from timber, pole, fuel, fodder and fruit production to ..


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