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World Forestry: Forest Resources in Saudi Arabia

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Abstract:

The natural dry forests in Saudi Arabia extend from Yemen territory in the south to Taif in the north. A survey found the area of accessible forests to be 762,474 ha. The prevailing species is Juniperus procera, mired in some areas with Acacia spp. or Olea chrysophylla. These forests, which were overgrazed and otherwise abused in the past, are now being intensively studied with the aim of proposing a management plan that will ensure continuing productivity. A program for planting forest trees everywhere in the kingdom is in progress, with environmental protection being the main purpose.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, College of Agriculture, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Publication date: April 1, 1983

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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