Afforestation in Uruguay: Study of a Changing Landscape

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Abstract:

Uruguay, a country with very little natural forest, has a small but increasingly important forest industry based on afforesting prairies with nonindigenous species, mainly flooded gum (Eucalyptus grandis), blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus), and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Internal and external forces make forest expansion a plausible scenario. For these forests to be certified for sustainability, however, several environmental problems need to be addressed and research performed to gather data on pesticides, water use, flora and fauna, soil changes, and social and economic impacts.

Keywords: agroforestry; environmental impacts; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; international forestry; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindigenous species; plantation forestry

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Forestry Consultant 3001 Veazey Terrace NW, Washington, DC, 20008-5406, forestdr@hotmail.com

Publication date: July 1, 2001

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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.
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