Restoration of Degraded Secondary Forest with Native Species: A Case Study in the Highland of Ethiopia

ma, A., R. Mosandl, H. El Kateb and F. Masresha

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Ethiopia is losing a significant cover of natural forest every day owing to deforestation, yet surprisingly little field-based information exists on the ecological requirements and silvicultural strategies for the majority of the native species, which could be translated into plans for conservation and restoration. A study was conducted in Munessa Dry afromontane forest to evaluate the contribution of silvicultural options for sustainable management and conservation of forest resources in the highlands of Ethiopia. Therefore, by strategically planting native tree species on suitable target areas with desired spatial configuration, the maximum potential of natural conditions could be captured and secondary forests could be restored.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research