Assessment of Tree Planting Trend in Karemo Division in Siaya County: Kenya
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 47-52
Received: May 10, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2016; Published: Aug. 25, 2016
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Andrew C. Soi, Environmental Planning and Conservation, Kisumu City, Kenya
Patrick Odhiamb Hayombe, School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management, Jararamogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kisumu City, Kenya
Regina Ochieng Nyunja, Department of Biological Sciences, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kisumu City, Kenya
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Abstract
Tree planting-trend has been taking in Karemo Division for the last 28 years (1985-2014). This is an average rotation of exotic trees species in the study area like Eucalyptus, cypress, casuarinas and pine that are present in the study area. Survived trees sequester carbon, but the amount of carbon that can be sequestered by these trees is not known. An important question is to what extent of carbon that trees sequesters, can be significantly contributed due to tree planting-trend. An important question is to what extent of carbon that trees sequesters, can be significantly contributed due to tree planting-trend, the type of on-farm management practices applied by farmers and the role of forest of rural forest development institutions on farm forestry in the study area? That’s why the study attempted to answer this vital question applied by farmers and the role of forest of rural forest development institutions on farm forestry in the study area? That’s why the study attempted to answer this vital question. This study sought to find out if tree planting trend. An objective was: assessing tree planting trend from 1985-2014 in relation to tree cover. Survey research design was employed and sample size of 234 farmers was selected from a target population of 600 farmers from register in county forest office. Tree resource inventory was carried out on sampled farms in Karemo Division to determine the number and status of trees in the farms. Modeling with differential equations, Euler's method shows that 3.7% trees has increased in the last 28 year and Study recommends Participatory Planning for Eco-Commercial Tree Farming (PPECTP) as a concept for afforestation strategies by all stakeholders.
Keywords
Tree Planting, Farm Forestry, Trend, Tree Resource Inventory, Tree Cover and Eco-Commercial Tree Farming
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Andrew C. Soi, Patrick Odhiamb Hayombe, Regina Ochieng Nyunja, Assessment of Tree Planting Trend in Karemo Division in Siaya County: Kenya, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 47-52. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20160504.12
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