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What are problems experienced in exploitation of tropical hardwood forests?

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Problems experienced in exploitation of tropical hardwood forests include;

  • Thick undergrowth- This creates a jungle environment which makes transportation of logs very difficult.
  • Inaccessibility - Some forests are located in remote areas with poor transport network.
  • Existence of buttress roots - makes the felling of trees bothersome.
  • Harsh climate - The hot humid climate makes eorking condition unfavourable.
  • Forests are habitats for dangerous wildlife, biting insects which discourage their exploitation.
  • The occurrence of very many species makes it difficult and expensive to locate the valuable species.
  • Lack of adequate capital - This makes the lumbermen to use poor technique of extraction instead of modern methods.
  • Slow growth of trees - This makes replacement to take long time.

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