Tree Farming

Tree Farming
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Tree Farming

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Publisher: Agrotech Publications
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Preface The wastelands and marginally productive lands can be utilized in best way by planting of trees. The practice under which a particular tree species having its specific or characteristics of multiple utility is raised on large scale and is felled as per local needs for fuel, fodder, small timber etc., is termed as T ree farm ing . Tree farming is. advantageous where full utilization of resources is offing. Several species may not come up well up to economic level under a particular set of climatic and edaphic conditions. Selected trees should be fast growing, multipurpose and have ability to improve degraded soils and to reduce air pollution, soil erosion, flood havocs and improve aesthetic value which makes life living better. Besides, tree can also fulfil the felt needs viz., fuel, fodder, fibre small timber, etc. of the local people. A huge quantity of leaf biomass that fall beneath the canopy of the tree upon rotting improves physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Care is always taken that tree farming should never be taken up on lands which produce agronomic or food crops economically. In our country, millions of million hectares of land is laying vacant where tree farming needs to be tried that will increase vegetation cover on lands, prevents soil erosion wind as well as water erosion due to soil binding capacity of trees through their wide spread root system. As we know that there is tremendous increase in rate of demand of firewood about million tonnes per year , Similarly, demand is increasing for fodder and small timber. Tree farming proves boon to those who are really willing to switch over from raising seasonal crops in areas where seasonal crops are not economic or giving only marginal income due to lack of irrigation facilities and also land is becoming saline and water is becoming
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brackish. Tree farming does nol take permanent place but it will be followed for the time being on comparatively poor soils. As soon as lands are found to improve, arable crops will start raising either as intercrops or as monoculture thereby the total area and production will be restored. The main aim of this book is to provide basic information only on the most important valuable 22 tree species which are being preferred for large scale planting. This small book will be very useful to University teachers, extension workers, planners, persons engaged in small scale industries, etc. Thanks are due to all publishers, authors of various journals, periodicals, books and a large number of experts, businessman and traders from all these sources I could gather and compile information on Tree farming. I am very much thankful to my wife and postgraduate scholars who helped me from time to time in many ways in the preparation of the