Impact and relation between proximity of two individual trees and their general development
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry
DisciplineNatural Resources Management
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The intend of the following study is to understand and analyse a trend which marks the relationship between proximity of two trees and their general development. In this study we will examine two types of regeneration techniques, Artificially and Naturally regenerated even age stands. For recording the data in regard to the artificially regenerated stand, Ekant Park was chosen as a location and Manav Sangrahalay was chosen for the naturally regenerated stand. At both locations several plots of 5 *5 squared meter plots were marked and the data pertaining to the preferred tree species was recorded. This included soil texture, average DBH, canopy cover, tree mortality ratio and temperature. Putranjiva (Putranjiva roxburghii), Gulmohar (Delonix regia) and Beeja tree (Pterocarpus marsupium) were the preferred species in Ekant park. Nilgiri (Eucalyptus) and Babool tree (Vachellia nilotica) were the preferred species in Manav Sangrahalay. A considerable amount of change in growth and development can be seen when comparing the stands with higher tree density to the stands with lower tree density. In other words, a trend where increasing distance between the trees resulted in an increase in the tree heights and DBH`s can be seen.