Economic Valuation of Tree Species Diversity at Ayer Hitam Forest, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia

Ibrahim, Faridah Hanum and P., Pius and Abd. Ghani, Awang Noor (1999) Economic Valuation of Tree Species Diversity at Ayer Hitam Forest, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 22 (2). pp. 167-170. ISSN 1511-3701

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From a study conducted on a 1-ha plot at the Ayer Hitam Forest, Selangor, a total of 177 species in 92 genera and 44 families were enumerated. The stand density was 909 trees per ha. Stumpage values for below cutting limit were RM 8707.52 and RM 17514.12 per hafor upper cutting limit. The total stumpage value was RM 26221.64 per ha. The family Sapotaceae contributed the highest stumpage value accounting for half the total stumpage value obtained. The commercial groups nyatoh and kedondong accounted for 52% and 25% of the total stumpage value, respectively.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Tree species diversity, I-ha plot, economic valuation, stumpage value, Ayer Hitam Forest
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Forestry
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3758
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 04:40
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