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Evaluation of the performance of joint forest management (JFM) programme : case of Dambwa Forest Reserve in Livingstone District, Zambia
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
The ecological effect of Acacia saligna in a sand plain fynbos ecosystem of the Western Cape, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The invasive Australian acacia, A. sa ligna, is widespread in the Western Cape, South Africa, and is widely used by local communities. Not surprisingly, the introduction of the biological control agent, ...
Livelihood and income generation from the woodcarving trade in the Cape Town area of the Western Cape Province, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
While the contribution of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in sustaining livelihoods of the poor is gaining global attention, the importance of woodcarving trade in sustaining the livelihoods of the poor people has been ...
Stem form, height and volume models for teak in Tanzania
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
The aim of this study was to develop a set of models that will allow the determination of volume for Tectona grandis trees and stands grown in plantation form in Tanzania. As a secondary objective, models describing tree ...
The effect of sodium lauryl sulphate on blue stain, mould growth and surface properties of SA pine
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-3)
Producing high quality end products, rather than focusing on volume production, is slowly but surely becoming the main driving force in the wood processing industry of South Africa. Drying defects such as surface checks ...
Genetic variation for growth, wood and fibre properties of Pinus patula families grown on six sites in South Africa.
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
This study evaluates the variation that exists between six sites and between more than 200 Pinus patula families established across the sites for various traits utilised in a tree improvement programme. The traits utilised ...
Analysis of the potential socio-economic impact of establishing plantation forestry on rural communities in Sanga District, Niassa province, Mozambique
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis assesses the livelihoods of rural households in a proposed green field forestry area, located in Sanga District of Niassa province, Mozambique. The livelihood analysis was used to analyze ...
Biomass prediction models for Colophospermum Mopane (Mopane) in Botswana
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
The aim of this study was to develop biomass prediction models for the determination of total aboveground biomass for mopane at three (3) study sites in Botswana. Thereafter, based on the pooled data from the three (3) ...
Liquid water flow and discolouration of wood during kiln drying
(Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
The discolouration of South African softwood during kiln drying can reduce the value of furniture grade lumber. Thermal discolouration of wood, as found due to heat treatment, produces a homogeneously browner colour in ...
Growth and physiological parameters related to shoot dieback in Pterocarpus angolensis DC seedlings
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT:Six experiments, five in the glasshouse and one in the field near Nelspruit, were carried out to ascertain the effect of factors related to shoot die-back, and of water treatments on the growth and ...