Progress of Natural Regeneration after Final Felling under the Current Silvicultural Practices in Matang Mangrove Reserve
Srivastava, P. B. L and Khamis, Daud (1978) Progress of Natural Regeneration after Final Felling under the Current Silvicultural Practices in Matang Mangrove Reserve. Pertanika (2). pp. 126-135.
The paper presents the results of an investigation on the progress of regeneration of mangrove forests after logging with emphasis on species composition, distribution pattern and stocking. The investigation was undertaken in the Port Weld Range of The Matang Mangrove Reserve. The areas chosen belong to inundation classes III and IV (Watson, 1928) representing a typical Rhizophora. type. Two age classes, i.e. 12 months and 24 months after felling, were sampled by means of Linear Regeneration Sampling (LRS 1) method. Rhizophora spp. and Bruguiere parviflora were the most important species in the residual stands with 3701 and 3376 seedlings per acre of Rhizophora spp. respectively in the areas 12 and 24 month after final felling. There was a significant decrease in the number of B.. parviflora seedlings in the areas 2..f- months after felling with only 62 seedlings per acre compared to 1282 seedhngs per acre, 12 months after felling. There was no large scale mortality in the Rhizophora seedlings with time during this period. At both the age classes, the areas had enough number of seedlings to produce a fully stocked stand at the end of rotation if no large scale mortality occurred.
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