Paper delivered at the 13th meeting of the SARCCUS Standing Committee for Forestry held in Knysna RSA on 24 October 1990

Indigenous High Forests in the Transvaal with Special Reference to Inventory and Monitoring Systems

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 158, issue 1, 1991 , pages: 109–111
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1991.9630384
Author(s): G.R. von dem BusscheConservation Forestry Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa


The indigenous forests in the Transvaal comprise a total area of 35 385 ha, of which 18 088 ha or 51% are situated on State forest land. The forests are found mainly along the Drakensberg escarpment and, to a lesser extent, along the Soutpansberg. While Cooper (1985) carried out a comprehensive survey of all forests, other floristic surveys have been restricted to only a few forests. The necessity to implement monitoring system is emphasised.

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