ForestUtilization Archive

26 Mar 2008

Wood quality traits in Eucalyptus hybrid in Tamilnadu for pulpwood

Eucalyptus tereticornis is utilized mainly for paper pulp as it possess long fibers and fibers with wide overall diameter and thin walls. This paper elicits information on extent of variability, effect of stand age, order of coppice
26 Mar 2008

Litterfall and Nutrient Accretions to Soil in Teak Plantation

In natural forests and manmade protected plantations, nutrient cycling is an important process and it involves various processes within the ecosystem. A considerable amount of nutrients are returned through litterfall in the form of leaves, twigs, bark,
26 Mar 2008

Growth rates Variability in Eucalyptus Hybrid with respect to Site, Ro tation, Coppice Stand in relation to Original Stand

The importance of Eucalyptus as the raw material source of paper and pulpwood industries needs no elabora tion. Thus this paper elicits information on extent of variability, effect of stand age, order of coppice sprouts relative to
26 Mar 2008

Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f. (Melastomataceae): A wild plant with a landscape potential

The landscape industry is continuously in need of novel and exciting material to maintain the viability. As a result, exotic plants are being introduced at an accelerated rate. Some of these plants have escaped from man made
26 Mar 2008

Action Oriented Learning: A Tool for Effective Use of Forest Resources for Better Livelihood

Widespread poverty existed amongst the forest based tribal communities in the Aruku valley and the adjoining forest area of Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. In spite of dwelling in a forest range with rich biodiversity most
26 Mar 2008

Factors Influencing Fuelwood Collection Pattern and Their Impacts on Forest Management and Livelihoods of Poor Families in the Mountains of Nepal

This paper examines the factors influencing the fuelwood collection and its impact on forest management and livelihoods of poor families in one of the mountain watersheds of Nepal. The annual per capita fuelwood collec tion ranged widely
26 Mar 2008

Sustainable Management of Forest Resources in India Through Criteria and Indicator Approach

The concept of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) is not new, but has become popular in recent years. SFM encompasses environmental dimension relating to maintenance of the natural resources in perpetuity, economic dimensions for production of goods and
26 Mar 2008

Beauty Leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum L.), tree: a tree with great economic potential

Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Clusiaceae) commonly known as Alexandrian laurel or beauty leaf or Domba (in Sri Lanka) is essentially a littoral tree of the tropics, occurring above the high-tide mark along sea coasts of northern Australia and
26 Mar 2008

Underutilized wild Dioscorea Species Found in the Dry Zone Forests of Sri Lanka

Wild germplasm of Dioscorea aculata (syn. Dioscorea pentaphyla) known as Katuala and Dioscorea obcuniata known as Hiritala were explored, investigated and characterized from forests of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Hambantota areas. These species grew vigorously in dry, sandy
26 Mar 2008

Evaluation of a Small Scale Teak Plantation Managed under the Participatory Forestry Programme

Teak (Tectona grandis) was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1680 by Dutch. Since then teak was grown mainly as monocultures and as a mix with Jak, Margosa, Eucalypts and Mahogany. The popular methods of establishing teak plantations