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Resource Base Assessment of Acacia Seyal in Eastern Amhara Region

Version 1 : Received: 31 July 2019 / Approved: 2 August 2019 / Online: 2 August 2019 (09:27:50 CEST)

How to cite: Ayalew, A.; Wudu, D.; Getachew, G.; Redae, T.; kasshun, H. Resource Base Assessment of Acacia Seyal in Eastern Amhara Region. Preprints 2019, 2019080025 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0025.v1). Ayalew, A.; Wudu, D.; Getachew, G.; Redae, T.; kasshun, H. Resource Base Assessment of Acacia Seyal in Eastern Amhara Region. Preprints 2019, 2019080025 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0025.v1).

Abstract

The study was conducted in north wollo, south wollo and orimiya zone, in Eastern Amhara with an aim to assess the resource potential of Acacia seyal in the selected sites. The data from the selected sites were collected using point center quarter method. A total of 90 quadrates from nine study areas with plot size 50m*50m, (22.5ha) were systematically located along each transect, 100 m apart, and was spatially captured with the aid of GPS. At every sampling point, four quadrants (90 degrees) were created, using the transect line and a line perpendicular to it. Species composition Acacia seyal structure and its regeneration status, at points along transects were taken to analyze diversity and target species structure of the sites. The highest and least density of Acacia seyal ha-1 were attained by Mehale mecharie (148) and Alene sefer (52). The highest shannon weiner diversity and species richness was observed in Alene sefer(Kemessie). Acacia seyal structure in all study sites showed an inverted J shape except lastie gerdao (Gubalafeto). Therefore, Acacia seyal deserves immediate conservation and appropriate management measures in order to get sustainable product and services from the species. Based on the results, awareness creation on the values and management of Acacia seyal, study on the management options of Acacia seyal for firewood, fuel wood, charcoal production and also investigation of gum production techniques of Acacia seyal for the sustainable use of the resource are recommended.

Subject Areas

resource potential; point center quarter methods; Acacia seyal structure; species composition; diversity

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