Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program

40th Hair-pin Bend

Fragment 3 years after planting (Jan 2008) Fragment recovery over time


This site adjoins the Anamalai Tiger Reserve. It was earlier subjected to repeated fires as the understorey dried up during summer. These fires killed many of the large trees leading to an open canopy and Lantana takeover.

Planting was carried out in 2005, 2006, and 2008, after removal of weeds. About 2000 saplings have been planted in over 2 hectares. The site is regenerating well and remains green during summer. We have had no fires so far. As it is close to the sanctuary, we are seeing a fair amount of natural regeneration also, as expected.

Before planting Site recovery over time
Before planting Site recovery over time


Species planted

Species20052008 extensionTotal Result
Actinodaphne sp.162339
Aglaia exstipulata3131
Antidesma menasu32427
Artocarpus heterophyllus63137
Atalantia racemosa1010
Bhesa indica182341
Bischofia javanica51217
Calamus sp.53742
Calophyllum austroindicum11
Canarium strictum10919
Chrysophyllum lanceolatum66
Cinnamomum malabathrum61319
Clerodendrum viscosum22
Climber1212
Croton sp.11
Cryptocarya sp.1010
Cullenia exarillata182038
Debregesia longifolia11
Dimocarpus longan127587
Diospyros sylvatica1616
Drypetes subsessilis55
Dysoxylum binectariferum31316
Elaeocarpus munronii639
Elaeocarpus serratus52429
Elaeocarpus tuberculatus123749
Eleagnus conferta44
Eugenia sp.22
Euodia lunu-ankenda77
Euonymus angulatus31316
Ficus beddomei33
Ficus hispida22
Ficus nervosa61521
Ficus sp.11
Ficus tsjahela347
Filicium decipiens11
Garcinia sp.1414
Gnetum ula55
Gomphandra coriacea246
Heritiera papilio1919
Holigarna nigra12021
Hydnocarpus alpina33
Lepisanthus decipiens21728
Ligustrum perottetii1010
Litsea glabrata16119135
Litsea insignis5813
Litsea sp.11
Litsea stocksi62329
Macaranga peltata66
Madhuca neerifolia11
Maesa indica1111
Mastixia arborea22
Mesua ferrea10818
Myristica dactyloides113748
Neolitsea scrobiculata3710
Nothopegia racemosa152136
Olea dioica1616
Ormosia travancorica241842
Otonephelium stipulaceum22
Palaquium ellipticum20929
Persea macrantha48892
Poeciloneuron indicum22
Prunus ceylanica66
Psychotria anamallayana213
Sarcandra chloranthoides224
Sarcostigma kleinii112
Scolopia crenata22
Semecarpus travancorica22
Sterculia guttata1010
Symplocos racemosa66
Symplocos sp.11314
Syzygium Akkamalai246
Syzygium cumini99
Syzygium densiflorum171027
Syzygium gardneri101828
Syzygium racemosa11
Syzygium rubicundum2525
Syzygium sp.22
Thorny climber33
Toddalia asiatica99
Toona ciliata448
Trichilia connaroides114354
Turpinia malabarica11
UNID2222
Vepris bilocularis11314
Vernonia5454
Villebrunea integrifolia11
Zingiber22
Total34711951542

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