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Publisher:International Book Distributors
Published In:2006
Binding Type:Paperback
Pages:vi + 452 Pages, Tables, Appendix, Acknowledgements

The Title "Plantation and Nursery Technique of Forest Trees " is written by Ram Parkash. This book was published in the year 2006. This book also comes in Hardback . This book has total of pp. vi + 452 (Pages). The publisher of this title is International Book Distributors. Plantation and Nursery Technique of Forest Trees is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The Book gives information about nurseries and plantation techniques of the species in general, with special and detailed reference to 100 important Indian Forest Tree species; briefly covering Bamboos and Tropical Pines. The object of this publication is to familiarise the foresters as well as other enterprising individuals, voluntary organizations and institutions, involved in tree planting activities, under various afforestation schemes. Each of the 100 species is dealt with, Distribution: Particulars about Seed(e.g. time and methods of collection, storage, weight, pre-sowing treatment, germination capacity and plant percent, etc.). Nursery Technique : Methods of Natural and Artificial Propagation. Tending: Rate of Growth: Injuries (biotic and Climatic) to which liable: Silvicultural Characters, Utilization and Management, in brief, under a general paragraph. A Chapter on Forest Types of India has also been added, particularly for the benefit of Forestry Students. It is hoped that the book will serve as a useful reference and guide for the Students of Forestry at the Forest Colleges as well as the Agricultural Universities, and also for the personnel engaged in tree planting.



1. Abies Densa
2. Abies Pindrow
3. Acacia Auriculiformis
4. A. Catechu
5. A. Dealbata
6. A. Leucophloea
7. A. Mearnsii (A. Mollissima)
8. A. Melanoxylon
9. A. Modesta
10. A. Nilotica
11. A. Senegal
12. A. Tortolis
13. Acrocarpus Fraxinifolius
14. Adina Cordifolia
15. Ailanthus Excelsa
16. Albizia Amara
17. A. Chinensis (A. Stipulate)
18. A. Lebbeck
19. A. Odoratissima
20. A. Procera
21. Alstonia Scholaris
22. Anthocephalus Chinensis (A. Cadamba)
23. Azadirachta Indica
24. Bamboos-(General Note)
25. Bauhinia Malabarica
26. B. Purpurea
27. B. Racemosa
28. B. Variegata
29. Bombax Ceiba
30. Buchanania Lanzan
31. Butea Monosperma
32. Calophyllum Elatum
33. Cassia Fistula
34. C. Siamea
35. Casuarina Equisetifolia
36. Cedrus Deodara
37. Celtis Australis
38. Chukrasia Velutina (C. Tabularis)
39. Cinnamomum Camphora
40. Cochlospermum Religiosum
41. Cryptomeria Japonica
42. Cupressus Torulosa
43. Dalbergia Sissoo
44. Delonix Regia
45. Dendrocalamus Strictus
46. Diospyros Melanoxylon
47. Dipterocarpus Indicus
48. D. Macrocarpus
49. Erythrina Suberosa (E. Variegata; E. Indica)
50. Eucalyptus Globulus
51. E. Tereticornis (Hybrid) (E. Camuldulensis; E. Citriodora; E. Grandis)
52. Fraxinus Micrantha
53. Gmelina Arborea
54. Grewia Optiva (G. Oppositifolia)
55. Hardwickia Binata
56. Hopea Parviflora
57. Hymenodictyon Excelsum
58. Kingiodendron Pinnatum (Hardwickia Pinnata)
59. Kydia Calycina
60. Lagerstroemia Parviflora
61. Leucaena Leucocephala
62. Madhuca Longifolia (Bassia Latifolia)
63. Melia Azedarach
64. Mesua Ferrea
65. Michelia Champaca
66. Moringa Oleifera
67. Morus Alba
68. Ougeinia Oojeinensis (O. Dalbergioides)
69. Picea Smithiana (P. Morinda)
70. Pines, Tropical
71. Pinus Roxburghii (P. Longifolia)
72. P. Wallichiana (P. Excelsa)
73. Pithecellobium Dulce
74. Polyalthia Longifolia
75. Pongamia Pinnata (P. Glabra)
76. Populus Ciliata
77. P. Deltoides
78. Prosopis Cineraria (P. Spicigera)
79. P. Juliflora
80. Pterocarpus Dalbergioides
81. P. Marsupium
82. P. Santalinus
83. Quercus Dilatata
84. Q. Leucotrichophora (Q. Incana)
85. Robinia Pseudacacia
86. Salix Tetrasperma
87. Sapindus Mukorossi (S. Detergens)
88. Saraca Asoca (S. Indica)
89. Schleichera Oleosa (S. Trijuga)
90. Sesbania Grandiflora
91. Shorea Assamica
92. Shorea Robusta
93. Syzygium Cumini (Eugenia Jambolana)
94. Tamarindus Indica
95. Tectona Grandis
96. Terminalia Alata (T. Tomentosa)
97. T. Arjuna (T. Glabra)
98. T. Bellirica (T. Belerica)
99. Toona Ciliata (Cedrela Toona)
100. Zizyphus Mauritiana (Z. Jujuba)


It has been estimated that more than one third of the world population depends on wood for cooking and heating, and 86 % of all the wood used in the developing countries is used as fuel, about half of which is used for cooking energy. However, during the recent past, with the rapid increase in population, excessive inroads have been made into the hitherto unspoiled forests-the renewable reservoir of wood-for fuel, fodder, timber, and industrial raw material in the name of economic development. This is true of India as well, wherein the forest cover is dwindling at an alarming rate and we are facing the spectre of startling shortage of wood. We have just about 22 % of land area under forests, against the stipulated 33 % of its geographical area for sustainable and balanced national economy, consistent with conservation of environment. This deficiency is further compounded by non-uniform distribution of the forests and their low productivity. The situation is bound to worsen with the galloping increase in population, both human and cattle, and the consequent demands on forest produce. A vicious cycle of spiralling demand against diminishing forest resources has thus set in, which must be halted.

The imbalance between the demand for wood and the need for adequate forest cover for productive, protective as well as aesthetic cosiderations, calls for serious attention. The solution lies in intensive forestry practices in the conventional forest areas, and extension forestry by involving the people also-the users and consumers of forest produce-individuals, organisations and co-operative institutions, thereby making tree planting and conservation a mass movement, beyond the hitherto exclusive domain of the Forest Departments only.

Fortunately, human conscience is steadily awakening to this situation. At the global level, we now celebrate World Environment Day, World Forestry Day, Earth Day, etc.; at our national level we celebrate Van Mahotsava (the tree festival) annually, have constituted National Wastelands Development Board and formed a separate Ministry of Environment and Forests at the Centre, to provide a much-needed thrust to our tree planting programmes. A number of voluntary organisations, such as "Friends of Trees", "Society of Indian Foresters", "Environment Society", "Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development", in addition to several Forest Co-operative Societies, have also come up, from time to time, with the ostensible prime objective of popularizing, initiating and propagating tree planting. Further impetus and incentive has been provided by various Govt. Schemes, launched from time to time, such as Social Forestry, Farm Forestry, Integrated Rural Development, Rural Employment, etc.; sponsored or aided by Central and State Govts. through Forest Departments, and/or other Community Development and Welfare Departments.

Under extension forestry, numerous tree species are being raised on the farmlands as agro-forestry practices, in public wastelands along rail, road and canal banks, in village Common/Panchayat lands, compounds of public buildings and Educational Institutions, in various agro-climatic zones, to meet aesthetic, ecological, social and economic requirements of the Society. All these extension activities also call for basic knowledge of selection, propagation, tending, utilization and management of trees and crops. In this context, appreciating the usefulness of a practical guide for forestry students at the Forest Colleges and Agricultural Universities, practicing foresters, enterprising individuals and voluntary organisations engaged in tree planting activities, information on silviculture, propagation, tending, utilization and management of 100 important Indian Tree Species has been compiled in the form of this publication. Chapters on Forest Nurseries and Plantation Techniques have been added for general Information relevant to the text; in addition, a Chapter on Forest Types of India has been added, which may be useful, particularly to the forestry students.

List Of Appendix

1. Specific Notes on Ten
2. Important Bamboo Species

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