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DFO gives new lease of life to trees

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With the help of a novel technology, District Forest Officer Ravinder Goud is giving a new lease of life to the trees, which have been mercilessly...

Asifabad: With the help of a novel technology, District Forest Officer Ravinder Goud is giving a new lease of life to the trees, which have been mercilessly chopped off by teak smugglers in the thick greenery of Komaram Bheem district. He was successful in putting a check to the increasing smuggling activities in the forest.

The smugglers, as they were unable to carry long and huge trees of Narapa and Nalla Maddi trees after cutting them, started removing 10 cm deep portion around the girth of the tree. This will be made into small pieces and will be transported. The trees, from which a portion around the girth was removed, usually gets damaged as the tree cells die.

Ravinder Goud did a vast research and studied the book, ‘Brihat Samhita’, of Varahamihira, the sixth century astrologer, astronomer and hydrologist, who wrote the book some 2,000 years ago, on steps to revive dead saplings/plants. He adopted the technology ‘Vruksha Sastra Chikicha’ to give a new life to the plants damaged/cut by smugglers.

The DFO told The Hans India that he was able to save 70 damaged plants in Ravulapalli forest area in Dahegam mandal by replanting them. The removed portion of the tree will be cleaned first and then a fine mixture of cow dung and clay (banka matti) taken in equal proportions, will be applied to the cut area.

The DFO said this treatment will give restore the plants back to life. He said that he was happy to do his bit in saving the damaged trees, which could protect the environment.

By: Raju Sahare

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