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Major Forestry Trees

The maps below show potential changes in major forestry tree species distribution due to climate change. 

Eucalyptus grandis

The maps below on the left show shifts in climatically optimum growing areas of Eucalyptus grandis between the intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present climate scenarios (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario). 

The maps below on the right show differences between intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario), MAIs of Eucalyptus grandis.


Source: DEA  Department  of  Environmental  Affairs).  2013. Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme (LTAS) for South Africa. Climate Change Implications for the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa. here

Pinus patulal

The maps below on the right show shifts in climatically optimum growing areas of Pinus patula between the intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present climate scenarios (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario)

The maps below of the left show differences between intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario) MAIs of Pinus patula



Source: DEA  Department  of  Environmental  Affairs).  2013. Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme (LTAS) for South Africa. Climate Change Implications for the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa. here

Acacia mearnsii

The maps below on the left show shifts in climatically optimum growing areas of Acacia mearnsii between the intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present climate scenarios (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario)

The maps below on the right show differences between intermediate future and present (top, representing a warmer/wetter climate scenario), and between more distant future and present (bottom, representing a hotter/wetter climate scenario) MAIs of Acacia mearnsii.


Source: DEA  Department  of  Environmental  Affairs).  2013. Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme (LTAS) for South Africa. Climate Change Implications for the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa. here