Soil organic carbon was estimated in four land uses viz. forests, plantations, agroforestry and horticulture in Haridwar district. Over all 425 soil samples were collected from different land uses at various locations.

The release of genetically engineered trees into the open environment is an internationally disputed issue. Using genetically engineered poplars as an example, the following report gives clear evidence that it is not possible to adequately control the risks associated with the release of such trees, either in terms of space or time.

A field experiment was conducted on loamy soil with pH 8.10 and Ec 0.42 during 2007-2008 at the demonstration/research farm of Punjab Agricultural University to study the effect of irrigation regimes on leaf area and changes in soil nutrients in the plantation of Eucalyptus clones.

Taking into account the ecological imbalance caused by Eucalyptus and Acacia, Karnataka government on Monday announced its decision to ban the cultivation of these two species of trees.

A government order banning cultivation of both the species would be issued in a month, Minister for Forest C H Vijayashankar told reporters here.

Ground water table plummeting below 1,000 feet in parts of Kol

AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
BHUBANESWAR

Tribal residents belonging to Juang and Bhuyan communities went on dharna in the Keonjhar district collectorate on Sunday protesting large-scale plantation of commercial trees like acacia, eucalyptus and teak in local forests after cutting down natural sal trees.

Shishir Prashant / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun June 11, 2010, 0:21 IST

Agro-forestry-based industry is all set for a robust growth following tax incentives by the Uttarakhand government.

In a cabinet decision, the government lowered VAT from 12.5 per cent to 4 per cent on fibre and particle boards made from eucalyptus and poplar trees.

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The High Court has stayed the felling of trees at Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain Park for one week.

Forestry CDM projects involving afforestation and reforestation offer opportunities for CO2 mitigation by removal of accumulated CO2 in atmosphere and sequester it in vegetation, soil and wood products.

Litter production varied greatly with plantation age and stem density in E. camaldulensis being high in 12-year old plantation. Lowest litter production was in 4-year old plantation. Bimodal pattern of litter fall was observed in younger plantation where, two peaks of varied intensity were observed in summer and winter.

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