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Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 157-167
DOI: 10.3923/jps.2008.157.167
 
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Effects of Logging Activities on the Floristics and Structure of the Vegetation in Isokan Area of Southwestern Nigeria

S.O. Oke and P.F. Oyedare

Abstract:
A study was carried out to identify species of forest trees that are preferentially extracted for timber by assessing their disappearance from the forest reserve, its effects on the floristics and structure of the vegetation and their presence at the sawmills in Isokan Local Government area of southwestern Nigeria. Three 25x25 m sample plots in Ago-Owu forest reserve and six sawmills in Isokan Local Government area, Nigeria were selected. Results showed that the densities of non-timber species per hectare were higher than densities of the timber species in all the three study forest plots. The floristic composition of the study forest plots and the study sawmills fields logs revealed the most commonly logged timber species. The study also revealed that logging activities have resulted in the loss of important timber tree species in the study forest. Hence, most of the least available forest timber tree species in the forest plots are the most available in the sawmills.
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S.O. Oke and P.F. Oyedare, 2008. Effects of Logging Activities on the Floristics and Structure of the Vegetation in Isokan Area of Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: 157-167.

DOI: 10.3923/jps.2008.157.167

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jps.2008.157.167

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