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Type Journal Article - Journal of Plant studies
Title Inventory Analysis of Milicia excelsa (Welw CC Berg.) in Ibadan (Ibadan Metropolis and University of Ibadan), Nigeria
Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 97-109
URL http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jps/article/download/20795/14941
A total of 78 existing stands of Milicia excelsa (Welw C. C. Berg.) in Ibadan Metropolis (IM) and University of
Ibadan (UI) were evaluated in this study. All the accessible stands were evaluated for their height, diameter and
canopy properties, while the relationships among the tree growth parameters were investigated. Density (Basal
area) and stem volume of these tree stands in the study area were also computed while the collected data were
analysed with the use of t-test statistical means. Results show that majority of trees fall within the 20-30 m
height class and 100-200 cm diameter class, most of which are concentrated in UI. Furthermore, the tree stands
in UI study area produced more tree density and stem volume than those in IM study area however, the
difference was not significant (p>0.05). All the models generated were adequate and are recommended for M.
excelsa volume assessment in the study area. The stand volume equations, which incorporated various tree
growth variables, will enhance future yield prediction of the trees in the study areas since they provide
quantitative basis for estimating stand growth parameters. It is believed that these models and volume prediction
equations will enhance sound and informed management decisions and conservation measures for the remaining
M. excelsa stands.

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