n Southern African Forestry Journal - Plantations, wildfires, silted rivers and streamside forests : guest editorial

Volume 2004, Issue 202
  • ISSN : 0038-2167



Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 202, November 2004 1 Guest Editorial Plantations, wildfires, silted rivers and streamside forests South Africa has always been a country of contrasts and extremes. Drought and floods both occur at regular and irregular intervals. There is therefore this time nothing new out of Africa when some extreme people equate plantations and silted rivers with each other. Already nearly a century ago the Drought Commission also considered plantations as a factor and commissioned government to carry out research on the effect of plantations on river quantity and quality. The South African Forestry Research Institute ..

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