Appraisal of Tree Planting Programmes in Maiduguri Metropolitan, Nigeria
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2017, Pages: 33-39
Received: Apr. 5, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 6, 2017; Published: Aug. 21, 2017
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Mohammed Lawan Shettima, Department of Forestry Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Gwana Adamu Mohammed, Laboratory Unit, Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Abubakar Musa, Department of Basic Science and Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mohammed Lawan Marte, Department of Geography, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Hauwa Lawan Badawi, Heritage Unit, Department of Heritage and Monument Sites, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Maiduguri, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study was carried out on the appraisal of tree planting programmed in Maiduguri, Nigeria. It examine tree planting project in Maiduguri. Afforestation plays a vital role in the sustainability of semi - arid lands. Trees serve various purposes (tangible and intangible benefits). They help in protecting the land from water and wind erosion. Primary and secondary source of information were employed. Compound structured closed and opened ended questionnaires and verbal interview were used for data and information - ecosystem collection. One hundred and twenty (120) questionnaires were distributed and administered, stratified randomly to field workers, other professionals and farmers within the communities of Maiduguri, retrieved, statistically analysed and were recorded. Data on previous tree planting activities were collected from the forestry divisions and evaluated to ascertain the level of successes. The results obtained revealed that 90 Males (75%) and 30 Females (25%) were involved in the study and falls within the age – group of under 25 years with 6 respondents (5% was least) to 31 – 40 years with 49 respondents (41% was the highest), the seedlings of five (5) tree species (Neem, Eucalyptus, Mango, Guava and Cashew) were planted at ten (10) Locations for over and within twenty three (23) Years; total seedlings planted was 18,500 (1027.8 ± 318.3), total survived was 17,124 (951.3 ± 334.8) with 93%, total lost was 1,376 (76.4 ± 97.5) with 7% and the problems encountered were Poor funding, lack of training of forestry officers and lack of effective monitoring of tree planting projects as the major problems. It thus recommended the needs for improved funding, training and retraining of forestry officers and effective monitoring of tree planting sites.
Keywords
Afforestation, Deforestation, Desertification, Ecosystem, Planting Programme, Tree, Survival Rate, Vegetation
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Mohammed Lawan Shettima, Gwana Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Musa, Mohammed Lawan Marte, Hauwa Lawan Badawi, Appraisal of Tree Planting Programmes in Maiduguri Metropolitan, Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Special Issue:The Role of SLT: Environmental Impact Assessment And Statement Concept. Vol. 5, No. 6-1, 2017, pp. 33-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2017050601.15
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