Regeneration technique of Seraya on the logging roads in Peninsular Malaysias.




The regeneration of Seraya, one of the most valuable tree species in hill forests where most logging operations are being carried out in Peninsular Malaysia, is investigated on a logging road with 500 m length in compartment 28, Semangkok forest reserve. About 400 seedlings of Seraya are found on the road. Their distribution is not uniform yet. All the seedlings are found on ridges while no seedlings are found on the lower slopes. This result is caused by the fact that most mother trees are distributed on the ridges and only a small number are on the lower slopes. On the ridges, the level ridges have more developed Seraya seedlings while the sloping ridges have less developed Seraya. This results from the seeds from mother trees being easily washed out by rainfall immediately after logging on the sloping ridges. Thus, germination there can only take place after sufficient litter has accumulated again. It is clear from the results that it is necessary to prevent the rainfall from washing away the seeds on the road in order to recover the logged-over forest quickly. Seraya’s regeneration after logging is not difficult if microtopography is considered.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Forestry Division

Forest Research Institute Malaysia



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OCHIAI Yukihito ( Forestry Division )

HASSAN Azman ( Forest Research Institute Malaysia )

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