Growth and Development of Rare Tree Species Sterculia villosa Linn. in Districts, Meerut and Bulandshahr, U.P., India

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Yashwant Rai
Prashant Kumar
Shikha Rajput
Poonam Paliwal

Abstract

The present study was carried out in Districts Meerut and Bulandshahr from May 2014 to September 2019. The mature, dried and healthy seeds of Sterculia villosa were collected from Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary, District Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh. A total of 100 seeds were sown in 10 pots containing mixture of soil: manure 3:1 ratio. The germination started seven days after sowing in the month of May. The total germination percentages were observed 80% within 21 days. 12 Months, old saplings were transplanting into the areas of Meerut and Bulandshahr. The results indicate that the status of germination, saplings growth and development of all stages of Sterculia villosa is fairly rapid. I had recorded 6 years old growth of Sterculia villosa 249 cm. in botanical garden of C.C.S. university Meerut. It is concluded that the aim of the present study is to spread awareness towards the conservation and established of the rare beautiful tree species Sterculia villosa in Meerut and Bulandshahr districts. The study benefited to biodiversity and silviculture in those areas, where the species is now not found.

Keywords:
Sterculia villosa, rare, conservation, Meerut, Bulandshahr.

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Rai, Y., Kumar, P., Rajput, S., & Paliwal, P. (2020). Growth and Development of Rare Tree Species Sterculia villosa Linn. in Districts, Meerut and Bulandshahr, U.P., India. Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 6(4), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajraf/2020/v6i430109
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