Table 3. Management responses advocated by amla harvesters.

Management approach Proportion of harvesters
Branch chopping 45%
Don’t know 30%
Fire 21%
Chemical control 4%
Removal by hand 0%

Although harvesters provided a clear statement on the management approach they viewed as preferable, many mentioned additional approaches. Therefore, the results are given as percentages of the summed total references to all approaches.
The Forest Department currently prohibits branch chopping and advocates removal by hand.