Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 285

Table of Content: April-June 2020; 12(2)

April 2020

Woody species diversity conservation and carbon sequestration potential of coffee agroforestry systems in the Western Region of Cameroon

This study sought to assess the contribution of coffee agroforestry systems (CAFS) in conserving tree diversity and carbon stocks in the western region of Cameroon. Inventory was carried out in 52 plots laid out in CAFS and in adjacent secondary forest. Above-ground biomass was estimated using allometric method. A total of 30 species belonging to 19 families were identified in CAFS and 30 species belonging to 15...

Author(s): Lucie Félicité Temgoua, Alex Bruno Dong Etchike, Marie Caroline Momo Solefack, Pricelia Tumenta and Junior Nkwelle  

May 2020

Evaluation of forest litter mineralization capacity on the growth of Irvingia gabonensis in Ogwashi-Uku Forest Reserve, Delta State, Nigeria

The study evaluated litter production capacity of three forest plantation foliage litters as potential mineralization sources for the growth of Irvingiaga bonensis. Litter production capacity of Bamboo, Teak and Gmelina forest plantations was monitored for 70 days before Irvingia seeds were sown in open germination beds containing litters soil samples for vegetative development assessment. Data collected were analyzed...

Author(s): Egwunatum A. E., Dolor D. E. and Umeh P. C.  

May 2020

Studies of the wood of some Nigerian alkaloid-rich Strychnos species

The wood of three Nigerian species of Strychnos Linn. growing in different ecological zones was studied. The transverse, transverse longitudinal and radial longitudinal sections of the wood were made with sliding sledge microtome. The wood was macerated to measure its fiber and vessel dimensions. The wood was diffusing porous and intraxylary phloem occurred in the three species. Interxylary phloem in discontinuous ring...

Author(s): ASUZU Chinwe Uchechukwu and NWOSU Maria Obiageli  

June 2020

Patula pine (Pinus patula) cones opening under different treatments for rapid seed extraction in Londiani, Kenya

Seed extraction from pines is challenging to the forestry sector globally. This is usually contributed by the pine cone anatomy that opens through a function of temperature and humidity which varies widely in the pine growing regions of the world and the Pinus species as observed in previous works done on Pinus roxburghii, Pinus halepensis, Pinus wallichiana, Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata, and Pinus sylvestris. This...

Author(s): Alice Adongo Onyango, , Peter Murithi Angaine, Shadrack Kinyua Inoti and Jesse Omondi Owino

June 2020

An analytical assessment of forest cover changes over the last 30 Years in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Togo

Understanding dynamics of forest cover is important to monitor change in forest area. The objective of the present study is to develop an approach for assessing forest cover changes in landscapes with high spatial complexity and temporal variation that can allow the generation of robust monitoring information. The forest-cover change maps were produced using time-series of Landsat images, high resolution images from...

Author(s): Fifonsi Ayélé DANGBO, Oliver GARDI, Kossi ADJONOU, Atsu K. Dogbeda HLOVOR, Juergen BLASER and Kouami KOKOU