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Common Timber Species

Common Timber Species

Common Timber Species

The following are the common timber species of trees in Uganda:

Commercial private species

  • Pinus caribaea (mostly var. hondurensis)
  • Eucalyptus grandis. P. caribaea is used mainly for saw log and plywood production.
  • Eucalyptus on the other hand is mainly grown for Domestic and Industrial fuel wood.
  • Musizi (Maesopsis eminii),
  • Pinus patula, P. oocarpa,
  • Cupressus lusitanica,
  • Araucaria spp.,
  • Terminalia spp
  • Teak (Tectona grandis) have been planted, although the total area of these species is relatively small at present as compared to the Pines and Eucalypts.

By the end of 2010, Pinus caribaea made up a total of 54% of Private Plantations, followed by Eucalyptus at 17%.

Government Plantations

  • Pinus caribaea (75%).
  • P. patula (8%)
  • P. oocarpa (6.5%).
  • Cupressus lusitanica
  • Eucalyptus grandis
  • Tectona grandis
  • Maesopsis eminii

Distribution of forest plantations
The Core Plantation Management Areas by NFA are as follows:

  • Mafuga Areas
  • Mbarara Rwoho or Bugamba Area
  • Lendu Area
  • Katugo Area
  • Opit or Abera Area
  • Mwenge Area
  • South Busoga Area
  • Muzizi Area
  • Awang Area
  • Rwoho Area
  • Oruha Area

Sources of tree seeds
Tree plantation developers obtain their seed from several sources that are basically determined by the level of investment. These sources include natural populations, individually outstanding Trees from natural stands, individually outstanding trees from plantations and seed production areas where the poor trees in a stand have been removed and the best trees are left to interbreed. There are some sources of seed in localised areas of forests scattered in the country initially established with seed collected from natural populations in

  • Central America
  • Brazil
  • The Caribbean Region
  • Australia.

 

Common Timber species

 

The following are the common timber species of trees in Uganda:

 

Commercial private species

·         Pinus caribaea (mostly var. hondurensis)

·          Eucalyptus grandis. P. caribaea is used mainly for saw log and plywood production.

·         Eucalyptus on the other hand is mainly grown for Domestic and Industrial fuel wood.

·         Musizi (Maesopsis eminii),

·         Pinus patula, P. oocarpa,

·         Cupressus lusitanica,

·         Araucaria spp.,

·         Terminalia spp

·         Teak (Tectona grandis) have been planted, although the total area of these species is relatively small at present as compared to the Pines and Eucalypts.

 

By the end of 2010, Pinus caribaea made up a total of 54% of Private Plantations, followed by Eucalyptus at 17%.

 

Government Plantations

·         Pinus caribaea (75%).

·         P. patula (8%)

·         P. oocarpa (6.5%).

·         Cupressus lusitanica

·         Eucalyptus grandis

·         Tectona grandis

·         Maesopsis eminii

 

Distribution of forest plantations

The Core Plantation Management Areas by NFA are as follows:

·         Mafuga Areas

·         Mbarara Rwoho or Bugamba Area

·         Lendu Area

·         Katugo Area

·         Opit or Abera Area

·         Mwenge Area

·         South Busoga Area

·         Muzizi Area

·         Awang Area

·         Rwoho Area

·         Oruha Area

 

 

 

 

Sources of tree seeds

Tree plantation developers obtain their seed from several sources that are basically determined by the level of investment. These sources include natural populations, individually outstanding Trees from natural stands, individually outstanding trees from plantations and seed production areas where the poor trees in a stand have been removed and the best trees are left to interbreed. There are some sources of seed in localised areas of forests scattered in the country initially established with seed collected from natural populations in

·         Central America

·         Brazil

·          The Caribbean Region

·          Australia.