A Potential Fast Growing Tree for Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration in India: Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq.
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 296-301
Received: Nov. 24, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 9, 2014; Published: Dec. 19, 2014
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Authors
Arvind Bijalwan, Indian Institute of Forest management (IIFM), Nehru Nagar, Bhopal-462 003, M.P., India
Manmohan J. R. Dobriyal, Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari - 396 450, Gujarat, India
Bhartiya J. K., Saranda Forest Division, Chaiwasa, Jharkhand, India
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Abstract
Anthocephalus cadamba commonly known as Kadamb tree In India is a large tropical tree with straight cylindrical bole belongs to family Rubiaceae. A. cadamba tree is fast growing in nature and can grow in different parts of India. Considering the high demand of wood in India; A. cadamba is one of the promising and potential trees, being grown on the farm land in the form of Agroforestry. The wood of A. cadamba is multipurpose in nature having white to creamy white and straight grain with fine to medium texture wood which is used in variety of services such as ply-wood, pencil making, match splints, pulp wood for paper, packing cases, toys, wooden shoes, flooring, carving and crates etc. The fast decomposition rate of A. cadamba is also make it more compatible for the emerging agroforestry systems in various parts of India and considered to be very useful tree in agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration.
Keywords
Anthocephalus Cadamba, Agroforestry, Productivity, Fast Growing, Plantation, Carbon Sequestration, Intercropping
To cite this article
Arvind Bijalwan, Manmohan J. R. Dobriyal, Bhartiya J. K., A Potential Fast Growing Tree for Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration in India: Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq., American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 296-301. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140206.21
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