Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 286

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of tree species distribution and diversity in the major urban green spaces of Nairobi city, Kenya

David Onguso Nyambane
  • David Onguso Nyambane
  • Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000-00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
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John Bosco Njoroge
  • John Bosco Njoroge
  • Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000-00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
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Arnold Onyango Watako
  • Arnold Onyango Watako
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 210 - 40601 Bondo, Kenya
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  •  Received: 23 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 11 May 2016
  •  Published: 31 May 2016

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