IJBSAT 2018 Volume 9 Issue 6


International Journal of BioSciences, Agriculture and Technology (IJBSAT) ISSN: 0975 - 4539

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Adeleye I.G. (2018). Chainsaw milling and Terrain of Log Conversion in Southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology (IJBSAT) ISSN: 0975 - 4539, 9(6), 43–50. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1493047

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Title:
Chainsaw milling and Terrain of Log Conversion in Southwestern Nigeria

Authors & Affiliation:
Adeleye I.G
Department of Silviculture, Ministry of Forestry P.m.b 2008 Abeokuta,  Ogun State Nigeria
issaadeleye1@yahoo.com; +234 8055910729

Abstract
Chainsaw milling and Terrain of log conversion was examined in Southwestern Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained from chainsaw millers who were given felling permits to operate in the region. A total number of 505 logs were processed in all. Data were analysed Using Cross-tabulation and descriptive statistics. The result of this study indicated that thirty-nine (39) different tree species were processed across the selected states. One hundred and one (121) logs were processed on flat terrain while 138 and 246 logs were found processed on undulating and swampy terrains respectively. The result indicated further that 19.8% of the total logs processed on Flat terrain were Tectona grandis while 6.6% were Gmelina arborea. Furthermore, fifteen (15) species out of the thirty-nine (39) species processed in the study area are contained in IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) red list and have been accessed as Vulnerable, Threatened, Lower risk, or Endangered. It is therefore imperative for Forestry authorities in the area to put effective strategies in place with regard to regulation of chainsaw milling and conservation of forest resources in order to ensure the sustainability of the resource in Southwestern Nigeria.
Keywords: Chainsaw milling, terrain, Nigeria



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