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Eucalyptus in Kenya; Impacts on Environment and Society

  title={Eucalyptus in Kenya; Impacts on Environment and Society},
  author={Brandy M Garrett Kluthe},
Eucalyptus trees were introduced to Kenya a little over a century ago. European colonization along with the development of a railway system increased the demand for a fast growing wood source. The expansion of the tree across the fertile lands in Kenya raises concerns about the environmental impact on ecosystems where it has been introduced. These concerns include degraded soils, loss of water resources, co-introduction of ectomycorrhizal species, and allelopathy. Economic benefits to local… Expand
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  • B. Bennett
  • Geography
  • International Review of Social History
  • 2010
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