ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, Tuesday ordered fresh inquiry into the illegal cutting of 34 Shisham trees from Diplomatic Enclave in 2010.

Present paper illustrates the litter and nutrient dynamics of Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.) forests at 1-3 years aged growing in Tarai belt of Kumaon of Uttarakhand. The objectives of this study were to determine the litter inputs, nutrients (NPK) and their dynamics.

A study has been undertaken to assess the number of six important tree species including teak, mango, babool, neem, kathal and shisham outside forests in rural areas of district Gorakhpur.

In an attempt to shore up the green cover at Ludhiana’s Mattewara reserve, the forest department has begun replacing the traditional eucalyptus trees with Shisham and Acacia ones instead.

The Punjab Forest Department had decided to give a big push to agro-forestry in the state and 18 lakh seedlings of fast-growing and economically important tree species such as eucalyptus, shisham and drek had been produced.

Stating this here today, Forest Minister Arunesh Shakar said the state Forest Department in order achieve the target of 15 per cent forest cover in the state by 2020 had dec

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.

Soil and vegetation study in relation to parent material was conducted in the Mussoorie Forest Division, Uttarakhand.

A study was conducted to estimate the soil organic carbon pool under Eucalyptus, Poplar, Shisham and Teak plantations in Haridwar and Dehra Dun, districts of Uttarakhand and Yamunanagar District of Haryana State.

one-third of the sheesham trees, Dalbergia , have been damaged by a fungi attack in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. The fungi, genoderma lucidum and fusarium oxyssporum,