Publication of Nigerian Forests – Protection and Sustainable Development
Nigerian Forests – Protection and Sustainable Development Publication of "Nigerian Forests – Protection and Sustainable Development" was celebrated by a launch of the book at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria.

Editors Eyo Okon, Augustine Isichei, and Deni Bown presided over the event, and Professor David Okali, eminent expert on Nigeria’s forests, gave an address.

Nigerian Forests (ISBN: 978-978-8447-009) is published by JABU as the first volume in a series that collects together papers delivered during an annual  symposium to mark United Nations World Environment Day.

It was produced as a collaboration between JABU, the Publications Unit of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the IITA Forest Project.


African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

The African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), known as arere in Yoruba and obeche in Bini, is a large fast-growing tree, reaching 65 m (213 ft), usually with a straight trunk and buttresses up to about 8 m (26 ft) high. It belongs to the family Sterculiaceae and is common in semi-deciduous rainforests from Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo, including secondary forests where it may fill gaps as a pioneer species.

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