An Ecological Study of the Status, Regeneration, Conservation and Management of Three Commercially Important Trees of Kumaun Himalaya
Rawat Balwant, Majgaine Shweta, Joshi Hema
Department of Botany, Kumaun University, S.S.J. Campus, Almora, Uttaranchal–263601.
Kumaun region of Uttaranchal forests, through the sustainable development and maintained ecological balance through biotic influences such as lopping for fodder, green manure, fuel, grazing, felling, fire etc. are getting degraded. The levels of biotic pressures are so high that it is important to save them and enhance their ecological status. This paper deals with an ecological study ofCedrus deodara, Pinus roxburghii and Quercus leucotrichophora alongwith the phenological behaviour, regeneration, conservation and management aspects. The results based on analytical study and survey showed the presence of highly dense and well-regenerated deodar, while growth and establishment of other two species is affected by intense biotic pressure.