Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
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Oboite FO

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  • Research Article
    Growth and Yield Models for Uneven-Aged Secondary Forest in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Author(s): Aghimien EV, Osho JSA, Hauser S, Deni B, Ade-Oni VD and Oboite FOAghimien EV, Osho JSA, Hauser S, Deni B, Ade-Oni VD and Oboite FO

    The development of effective and accurate models to predict forest growth and products is essential for forest managers and planners. Decision-makers need information on the present yield of the forest for the purpose of monitoring growth. Despite the importance of growth and yield models in the determination of appropriate forest management strategies, no study has been undertaken in IITA’s Forest Reserve. Volume equations for predicting tree volume were developed for tree species in IITA’s Forest Reserve. Complete enumeration of trees larger than 5 cm was carried out in fifteen permanent sample plots of size 20 m × 20 m. The data assessed were diameter at base, diameter at middle, diameter at top, diameter at breast height and total height for 1214 tree species. All trees encountered in each plot were identified with their botanical names. The results revealed that.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9776.1000173

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