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The Current Status of Mistbelt Mixed Podocarpus Forest in Natal

E. J. Moll
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 4 | a1569 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i4.1569 | © 1972 E. J. Moll | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 1972 | Published: 17 November 1972

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E. J. Moll, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

The known distribution and history of Mistbelt Mixed  Podocarpus Forest in Natal, and its utilization and destruction are discussed. It is suggested that there may be a general drying of the forest climate, which is supported by evidence from canopy tree growth and regeneration. That this generally drier period has contributed to the rapid rate of forest degradation is postulated, and the need for the immediate implementation of conservation measures to ensure the safety of a representative area of forest is stressed.


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