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Silviculture in the People ' s Democratic Republic of Yemen

by A S Bilaidi
Unasylva ()

Abstract

Prior to 1965 a forestry service did not exist in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and the chief agents of introduction of exotics were the municipality of Aden, the British Army, the Ministry of Agriculture and individual plant lovers. During this period no accurate records were kept. The planting of exotics was limited to the municipal gardens of Aden and Sheikh Othman. An attempt at introduction was made in 1965 when a British Forest Officer, S.F. Rawlins, was appointed for one year to carry out some limited activity resulting in seedlings later planted around the resident quarters of agricultural stations for shade and ornamental purposes. Mr. Rawlins filed a report on his activities at the end of his tenure

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