Vegetation

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Vegetation The mildness of the climate of Owan determines. In the main, rainfall which in turn determines the type of vegetation found all over the area. The ‘saucer’ form of the area does not in any way appear like round so its vegetation belts are not ¬†¬†concentric. Its tilting nature allows spare trees to the north and west and dense forests to the south and east. On it can be found tall grasses which scattered trees, swamp areas with giant climbers and huge trees as well as elephant grasses of great luxuriance

The Forests in places like Ugboubezi, Ugboweda, Ugboiruobe and Ugboarumenren¬† are so thick that parts of them are a great problem for manpower exploration Thank goodness, mechanical power as now available to make the exploitation of trees there easy especially as demand for the timber for commercial purposes increases The plains of grass-land in places like Atoruru,, Atokhue, Ebule md Ogulu were used to very interesting long-term flames of fire during the dry season. Ugboounhun which had been impenetrable for years has been devastated by recent annual bush fire, and had been opened up for human utilization. The exposure of its earlier water-logged undergrowth has made the area of high demand. Really open places leading to bare lands are unknown in Owan; no desert-like areas. The bushes in Ora are part of West Africa’s “high tropical rain forest with a good deal of swamp vegetation”.

Among the species of trees found in abundance in Owan are Iroko, (Uloko) Opepe, Obeche, (Ovberlekhe), and various types of palm trees including date-palm. Some iron-wood, as well as Ota (a the most useful when cut. spilt thinly and dried for lighting purposes). There are scattered sulk-cotton trees (eran.okha) and thickets of bamboos, each (lghighirlen). Baobab and all types of cacia trees. There are Melina and a number of fruit trees among the lately introduced Ones. A common source of very good fibre for twines and coarse sacks are lkpahio mostly found in high swampy areas.