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Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning

March 2016 Vol. 2(2), pp. 015-021

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Original Research Article


The Extent of Urban Forestry in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria


Jimoh Temitayo Owolabi* and Williams Oluwole Adebayo

Department of Geography and Planning Science, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's Email: owolabitemitayo@yahoo.co.uk

Accepted 16th February, 2016.



Abstract


As urbanization is increasing there are huge and growing environmental problems accompanying the growth of many, urban areas of the developing world which are raising general concern. This research work focuses on the forestry in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The data used in the study was obtained through Landsat Thematic Mapper, interview and observation. The study was divided into five zones for easy data collection, analysis and comparison purposes. Satellite imagery was obtained for the analysis of the vegetation in the study area. Landsat TM (Thematic Mapper) was used for the analysis and classification. It was discovered that vegetative covers were not well distributed within the built-up areas, they were more at the periphery of all the zones.

Keywords: Urban forestry, Landsat thematic mapper, Vegetative cover, Ado-Ekiti.

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Jimoh Temitayo Owolabi and Williams Oluwole Adebayo. The Extent of Urban Forestry in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 2(2) 2016 pp. 015-021.


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