African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Short Communication

State of forest regeneration in Southwest Nigeria

O. I. Faleyimu1*, B. O. Agbeja2 and O. Akinyemi1
1Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, Nigeria. 2Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo Sate, Nigeria.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 August 2010
  •  Published: 11 July 2013

Abstract

The study investigated the state of forest regeneration in southwest Nigeria forest service. Secondary data were collected from the state forestry departments in South-Western Nigeria. The information was based on the forest regeneration between 1988 and 2004 as stipulated in the national forest policy of 1988. The study revealed that there were a total of 1619.19 ha of forest regeneration between 1988 and 2004 in south-west Nigeria. The largest was in Oyo State with an area of 6745 ha, followed by Ondo State with 4910.27 ha. Others were Ogun State (2700 ha), Ekiti State (1456 ha), Lagos State (656 ha) and the least was in Osun State with 481 ha. In this regards, unless there is regeneration and sustained yield to equate harvest, the depletion rates of the forest are bound to continue with adverse consequences on the environment.

 

Key words: Forest regeneration, forest policy, forest management.