Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Give geographical reasons: Lumbering is practiced more in coniferous region than in tropical region. - Geography

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Give geographical reasons:

Lumbering is practiced more in coniferous region than in tropical region.

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Solution

Lumbering activity depends upon nature of wood - hard or soft, density of forest, number of species in the forest, transportation facilities, use of machinery and market. In coniferous forest region trees provide softwood, which is easy to cut and durable. In coniferous forest region one type of species are found in extensive area, so lumbering is easy. In coniferous forest region there is use of machinery for lumbering and transport facilities are also well developed. There is lot of demand for softwood in local and international market, hence commercial lumbering is more developed. On the other hand, in tropical region, density of trees is very high, different types trees grow in close proximity, so lumbering is difficult. In tropical region surface movement is difficult and transport facilities are not developed because of marshy land. In tropical region there is no local market since trees provide hardwood and therefore commercial lumbering is not developed.

Concept: Primary Occupations - Lumbering
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Primary Economic Activities
Exercise Q4 | Q 5 | Page 41
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