Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Policy Brief ASSET Research TIPS 2 - Bush thickening and indigenous woody plants as a source of renewable energy

  • Project: ASSET Research
  • Year: 2012
  • Author(s): Jacques Cloete; Nico Smit

An increase in tree density, or bush thickening, beyond a certain threshold may be detrimental for the ecosystem and reduce the productivity of such rangeland for agriculture and conservation. However, the woody plants in areas where there is bush thickening present at opportunity to harvest the wood as bio-fuel.

Authors: Jacques Cloete, University of the Free State and Asset Research, and Nico Smit, University of the Free State

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