ASSESSMENT OF SECOND GENERATION GMELINA ARBOREA STOCK IN AWI, NIGERIA

Abstract

Second generation Gmelina arborea coppice plantation in Awi, Cross River State, Nigeria was assessed for stocking and yield. The plantation was divided into five strata (A-E), a stratified random sampling technique was used to select sample plots, Gmelina arborea trees that were 30cm and above were measured. Results revealed that the plantation had 246 trees/ha stocking rate; representing 19.2% stocking density and mean volume of 172.54M3/ha. It was observed that improved silvicultural operations such as thinning, pruning, fire tracing and prevention illegal farming activities would have increased the yield in the plantation. Government should maintain and fill the existing gaps in the plantation by replanting

Keywords: Awi, Coppice, Second Generation, Stocking Rate, Stoking Density, Yield


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