Sal forests of Shantiniketan

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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24-Aug-2010, 12:55:45 pm24/08/10
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Hi
i visited Shantiniketan- famous for Rabindranath Tagore in April 2010.
I found vast stretches of arid areas where the Forest Dept. of West Bengal have planted Sal trees (Shorea robusta) thereby increasing the scenic beauty of the otherwise dull areas.
regards
Shantanu.
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mani nair

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24-Aug-2010, 1:23:34 pm24/08/10
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Shantanu ji nice photo of Sal trees.
Thanks for sharing
Mani

ajinkya gadave

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24-Aug-2010, 1:34:26 pm24/08/10
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beautiful
also send this pic to garden department of PUNE city.they need project like this

tanay bose

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24-Aug-2010, 5:05:17 pm24/08/10
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Nice catch Shantanu Da
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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25-Aug-2010, 1:42:43 am25/08/10
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In spite of Madhya Pradesh  being full of patches having saal tree I never found any saal plantation in the State. The Foresters say that the viability of seeds is very short, and silviculture of the tree is a difficult proposition. Instead the forest Dept in MP has gone for the easiest; teak plantation which is so easy to grow in the nurseries, and because of its extremely rough leaves, it is not browsable. 
I dont know the latest. Probably Sri Nayan Singh may enlighten. 
It would be interesting to know how this plantation in shantiniketan has been done. Tissue culture? Whatever it is, it would be worth emulating. 
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nabha meghani

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25-Aug-2010, 4:58:27 am25/08/10
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Beautiful Foto, komforting eyes and mind.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards
Nalini

Rashida Atthar

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25-Aug-2010, 10:34:27 am25/08/10
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Unusual Sal forest ! Thanks for the info. and pics Shantanu ji.

regards,
Rashida. 

tanay bose

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25-Aug-2010, 11:19:38 am25/08/10
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Quite common in Bengal
Tanay

Shantanu

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25-Aug-2010, 3:31:22 pm25/08/10
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Thanks to all of you for liking the pic of Sal trees.

Shantanu : )

On Aug 25, 8:19 pm, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Quite common in Bengal
> Tanay
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> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 8:04 PM, Rashida Atthar <atthar.rash...@gmail.com>wrote:
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> > Unusual Sal forest ! Thanks for the info. and pics Shantanu ji.
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> > regards,
> > Rashida.
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> > On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM, nabha meghani <nabha-megh...@gmx.de>wrote:
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> >>  Beautiful Foto, komforting eyes and mind.
> >> Thanks for sharing.
> >> Regards
> >> Nalini
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> >> Hi
> >> i visited Shantiniketan- famous for Rabindranath Tagore in April 2010.
> >> I found vast stretches of arid areas where the Forest Dept. of West Bengal
> >> have planted Sal trees (Shorea robusta) thereby increasing the scenic beauty
> >> of the otherwise dull areas.
> >> regards
> >> Shantanu.
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> Department of Botany
> University of British Columbia
> 3529-6270 University Blvd.
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Padmini Raghavan

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25-Aug-2010, 3:52:56 pm25/08/10
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Is it a good idea to encourage a monoculture like this?
Padmini Raghavan.

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Pankaj Oudhia

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25-Aug-2010, 3:57:42 pm25/08/10
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EMF concept is far better than such monoculture.

regards

Pankaj Oudhia

Pankaj Kumar

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25-Aug-2010, 8:04:17 pm25/08/10
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I imagine they plant sal saplings very easily in Jharkhand. Why it is
not so common in Pune.
Pankaj

Anand Kumar Bhatt

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26-Aug-2010, 10:40:36 am26/08/10
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In tribal areas like Bastar there are several naturally grown patches of sal , No other tree is there. They are called Sarna and they are considered sacred. Probably these sacred places or protected areas like Kanha are the few places where You can see Sal forest in its full glory, at least in MP. 
ak

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Pankaj Kumar

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26-Aug-2010, 10:49:29 am26/08/10
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The right place to see Sal at its best is in Saranda forests in
Jharkhand. It is supposed to be Asia's most dense Sal forest.
Regards
Pankaj

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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28-Aug-2010, 3:20:16 pm28/08/10
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Isnt Saranda forest in Orissa.....Pankaj ji?

Pankaj Kumar

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28-Aug-2010, 3:39:48 pm28/08/10
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No dear, thats in Jharkhand in Singhbhum district, on the border.
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Pankaj
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