Tree Species Composition And Spacing In Agroforestry System Of Embu District, Kenya

Citation:
Kamweti D;, Michieka RW;, Karanja N. "Tree Species Composition And Spacing In Agroforestry System Of Embu District, Kenya."; 2008.

Abstract:

In agroforestry systems, farmers plant or retain different tree species because of their different roles. In selection of tree species, farmers seek fast growing trees, which can generate income from sale of timber and woodfuel. Other attributes to such tree crop competition and soil enrichment are borne in mind during tree species screening and selection by farmers. An investigation of tree species composition and spacing in any agroforestry system is a prerequisite to determination of growth and yield of wood resources in agroforestry system. The main objective of this study was to determine relative frequency of the common tree species and their spatial distribution in agroforestry areas of Embu District, Kenya.

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