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: May 2012; 4(8)

May 2012

Consumer attitudes for new plant species using the example of Trachycarpus wagnerianus

This article reviews the purchase behaviour of consumers for plants and the attitude towards horticultural novelties. The palm, Trachycarpus wagnerianusespecially, is the main focus of this study. Based on a survey of 408 customers in Bavaria during autumn 2009, the results gave an impression of how consumers inform themselves about novelties in horticulture as well as, their attitude to T. wagnerianus. Within...

Author(s): P. Lampert, K. Menrad and Schoeps J.

May 2012

Functional distances of woody species, proxy of ecological elasticity and provision for forest management

The natural forests in north western Ethiopia have been dwindling at an alarming rate. However, church forests are found as a spot in each community serving as unique and conspicuous in situ conservation of indigenous species. Five church forests with adjacent degraded forests were surveyed to investigate the functional distance and diversity. Fifty woody species were identified both from the church...

Author(s): Shiferaw Abebe,, Kåre Arnstein Lye and Diress Tsegaye,