Volumes and Efficiencies of Water-use within selected indigenous and introduced tree species in South Africa: Current results and potential applications
South African indigenous forests provide goods and services which are
recognised as valuable natural capital, and are well documented.
However, the limited extent of these forests has forced South Africa to
accelerate the expansion of its own plantation forest industry over the
last century, using fast-growing introduced tree species to meet the
timber needs of the country, and first led to regulation of this
industry in 1972 due to water-use concerns.
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