Present tree planting and management activities in four rural communities in Leyte Province

Cedamon, Edwin D., Emtage, Nick F., Suh, Jungho, Herbohn, John L., Harrison, Steve R. and Mangaoang, Eduardo O. (2005). Present tree planting and management activities in four rural communities in Leyte Province. In: Steve R. Harrison, John L. Herbohn, Jungho Suh, Eduardo Mangaoang and Jerry Vanclay, Proceedings from the ASEM/2000/088 End-of-Project Workshop. ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project ASEM/2000/088 Redevelopment, Ormoc City, The Philippines, (37-50). 19-21 August, 2004.

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Author Cedamon, Edwin D.
Emtage, Nick F.
Suh, Jungho
Herbohn, John L.
Harrison, Steve R.
Mangaoang, Eduardo O.
Title of paper Present tree planting and management activities in four rural communities in Leyte Province
Conference name ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project ASEM/2000/088 Redevelopment
Conference location Ormoc City, The Philippines
Conference dates 19-21 August, 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings from the ASEM/2000/088 End-of-Project Workshop
Place of Publication UQ, Gatton
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1864998350
Editor Steve R. Harrison
John L. Herbohn
Jungho Suh
Eduardo Mangaoang
Jerry Vanclay
Start page 37
End page 50
Total pages 14
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Demand for timber in Leyte Province continues to increase whilst supplies from domestic sources have contracted following the suspension of logging in remaining natural forests. One means to make up the deficit in timber supplies has been to encourage timber planting by smallholders. A survey was undertaken in four rural communities to help assess the present tree planting and management activities of households and their tree planting and management intentions. It was found that about 61% of the households who have planted trees do not manage more than 100 trees. There were 88 different species planted or managed by households, but 83% of the total trees planted belong to 10 most preferred species, including mahogany, ipil-ipil, gmelina and molave. The primary purpose of tree planting is to meet the household's own needs for timber for dwelling construction and fruit production. About 72% of the total trees being managed by households were planted, as distinct from natural regeneration, with planting stock coming mostly from own seeds, nursery and wildlings. Only four respondents had registered any of their trees with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (necessary for commercial harvesting), the main reason for lack of registration appearing to be lack of awareness of this procedure.
Subjects 300606 Agroforestry
300600 Forestry Sciences
300604 Management and Environment
Keyword Leyte Province
Philippines
timber planting
smallholders
forestry management
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