oa Agricultural Journal of the Union of South Africa - Forestry and climatic influences

Volume 34, Issue 3
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It is a widespread and popular belief that forests have a very great fluence in preserving the moisture conditions of a country, that deforestation is followed by dessication and especially decrease of rainfall, and that afforestation has the opposite effects. Almost everyone is prepared to accept these propositions, but without troubling to enquire what are the natural causes of these effects or what scientific data there is to prove that they actually occur.

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