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Verbreiding van houtagtige plantegroei in die Johannesburgse munisipale gebied

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dc.contributor.author Teurlings PMFG en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:55:10Z
dc.date.created 1987 en
dc.date.submitted 1990 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/65225
dc.description.abstract This study centres around the distribution of woody vegetation in the Johannesburg municipal area and was divided into two sections, namely: * the distribution of woody vegetation on private property, and * the distribution of street trees. The most important question was to determine whether the distribution of plants was linked to a perception of status. Different aspects of the distribution of urban vegetation were included. An example of this is the occurrence of invasive plants. Besides these aspects, vegetation in both residential and non-residential areas was studied. In residential areas, front- and back-yards were further differentiated and the height of certain plants was taken into consideration. Following a study on the distribution of vegetation in the urban environment, data relating to woody plants were collected. After classification, the data were sorted and analysed according to the average and average deviation of the different plant categories in the different land-use areas. Similar procedures were used for both the plants on private property and the street trees. * The distribution of woody vegetation in residential areas on private property is related to status. * In non-residential areas, most plants are in commercial areas and least in industrial areas. * More plants are found in front-yards than in back-yards in residential areas. * More evergreen than deciduous plants occurred. * The height of plant categories was not related to the age of different areas. The converse was also not true. * Most uncared for plants were in non-residential areas. * More invasive than indigenous plants occurred. * The greatest number of plants were exotics. * A great variety of species occurred. * No distribution pattern occurs in street trees. * More uncared for street trees than other plants were noted. * Approximately half of the street trees were young with a diameter at breast height of less than 10 cm. * The species diversity correlated with the distribution of plant categories and was related to status. * There is a decrease in the number of plants further from the central business district. This increased as the low-status residential and non-residential areas were passed. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Environmental sciences and Ecology en
dc.subject Ecology and biogeography en
dc.title Verbreiding van houtagtige plantegroei in die Johannesburgse munisipale gebied en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSc en


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