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Growth and Development of Rare Tree Species Sterculia Foetida Linn. in District Meerut, (U.P.) India

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 324-327

Keywords : Sterculia foetida; Rare; Germination; Conservation; Meerut;

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"Sterculia foetida is highly valued tree species for the humans, soils management and forestry. The tree is distributed some parts of India but now it is rare species in many areas in the country. Hence, there is an urgent need for conservation of this tree species. The present study was carried out in District Meerut for the period May 2013 to May 2014. The matured, and healthy seeds of Sterculia foetida were collected from Indira Gandhi Botanical Garden District Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. A total 100 seeds were sown in 10 cemented pots containing 3:1 soil: manure ratio. The germination starts seven days after sowing in the month of May. The total germination percentages were observed 70 % within 21 days during the end of May 2013. Seedling growth parameters were recorded at two months intervals. After six months, old saplings were transplanted into the fields of urban and rural areas of District Meerut. The results indicate that the status of germination, saplings growth and development of all stages of Sterculia foetida is fairly rapid. I had recorded one year growth of Sterculia foetida tree species mean 145.44 cm. in Meerut areas. It is concluded that the aim of the present study is to spread awareness towards the conservation and established of the rare unique tree species Sterculia foetida in Meerut district. The study benefited to environment and forest management in those areas, where the plant is now not found. The present study of the scope in the future various fields such as conservation of rare tree species, adaptation tree species and environment management. "

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