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Forestry And Soil Conservation in Palestine before Nakba: Supplementing Volume I, Chapter XI, Pages 423 - 434, British Mandate: A Survey of Palestine: Supplement - Page 39

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FORESTRY AND SOIL CONSERVATION.

Supplementing Volume I, Chapter XI, pages 423-434.

FOREST RESERVES.

(p. 429) (§ 17)

The total area of uncultivated lands which, up to 31st December, 1946, had been proclaimed as forest reserves, is shown below.

(T. I)

FOREST RESERVES AT 31ST DECE1fBET'., 1946.

Area in dunume

Area in. acres

(a) Total forest reserves 844,19tl

(b) Forest reserves closed to grazing 81,485

(c) Forest reserves "settled" as State Domain:

(i) Allocated to forestry 130,546

(ii) Not yet allocated to forestry 110,498

211,048 20,721

32,636 27,624

N.B. The area under (a) includes those under (b) and (c). The total area of forest reserves surveyed and demarcated is 725,043 dunums.

(p. 430) (§ 19)

Particulars of new plantations effected by the Department of Forests in the past six years, and the present total area of plantations are shown below.

(T. 3)

PROGRESS IN DEPARTMENTAL AFFORESTATION.

Year

Area of new plantations

Dunums J Acres

I Weight of I No. of

I seed sown cuttings

kge. used

Cost LP.

No. of plants used

1940/41 I 3,382 846 350,450 2,829 1.400 2,365 (a)
1941/42 I 2,303 569 356,550 240 274 2,274 (a)
1942/43 I 1,081 267 302,350 20 49,000 2,158
1943/44 I 2,298 470,500 638 171,300 3,828
1944/45 I 1,362 337 140,550 720 317,630 2,075
1945/46 I 5,004 1,251 571,000 588 16,690 8,891

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(a) Part of this afforestation was paid for from relief funds.

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