Casuarina Coastal Forest Shelterbelts in Hambantota City, Sri Lanka: Assessment of Impacts

@article{Zoysa2007CasuarinaCF,
  title={Casuarina Coastal Forest Shelterbelts in Hambantota City, Sri Lanka: Assessment of Impacts},
  author={M. M. de Zoysa},
  journal={Small-scale Forestry},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={17-27}
}
Growing of Casuarina equisetifolia as a small shelterbelt on the beach in Hambantotota City was implemented to protect the beautiful natural sand dunes, preserve visual amenity and be a barrier to seawater salt spray. The casuarina shelterbelt has become popular because it was the only undamaged area in Hambantota City after the devastating 2004 tsunami. The objective of the study was to assess the impacts of the casuarina shelterbelt in economic, social and environmental terms. A survey was… CONTINUE READING
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