Soils of degraded forest reserves and key species for plantation development in Ghana
- Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:23
Authors: Victor K. Agyeman, James Senaya, Luke C. N. Anglaaere, Christian D. Dedjoe, Ernest G. Foli & Stella Britwum Acquah
This publication gives a description of consociations, associations and complexes of soils that are encountered in some forest reserves in Ghana. The information provided is mainly on the major characteristics of the soils encountered and their suitability for plantation development in the forest reserves. It does not capture information on the extent of individual soils found suitable for purposes other than commercial forest plantation development.
Over 50 per cent of all the degraded forest reserves earmarked for plantation development have soils that are generally considered very good (S1) and are capable of supporting good growth of the forest tree species selected for the establishment of plantations.