About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Uttarakhand Opts for Tree Transplantation to Conserve Greenery

by VR Sreeraman on September 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM
Font : A-A+

 Uttarakhand Opts for Tree Transplantation to Conserve Greenery

Forest authorities here are transplanting trees, which were supposed to be cut in a road-broadening project.

Such an effort has been undertaken in countries like China and Singapore to save forests.

Advertisement

Inspired by their success ratio, forest authorities decided to adopt this in Udham Singh Nagar.

"We are trying to transplant 20 to 30 years old big trees planted on the roadsides with their roots.

Earlier, such efforts have been done in China and Singapore. But in Uttarakhand, it's for the first time that such an effort is taking place on such a large scale," said Parag Madhuker, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), tarai central forest division, Haldwani.
Advertisement

Forest officials feel that such an effort will play a pivotal role in forest conservation in the near future.

"According to the statistics, in the past around 60-70 per cent success has been achieved in tree transplantation. Since all trees were supposed to be cut, we undertook such an effort. I feel that in future, this effort will be important for forest conservation," said Madhuker.

Trees are uprooted during transplantation for shifting them to the desired locations. They are treated with fungicide to safeguard them from infection.

Also Indole Butyric Acid (IBC) is used to promote the formation of roots at their new location.

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Transplantation Organ Donation and Transplantation 

Most Popular on Medindia

Color Blindness Calculator Drug Interaction Checker Blood Donation - Recipients Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) A-Z Drug Brands in India Accident and Trauma Care Diaphragmatic Hernia Hearing Loss Calculator Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Drug - Food Interactions
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use