Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program
Injipara: a restored rainforest
Area: 19 ha
Location: By the main road in Injipara estate
History: Part of the area is an abandoned cardamom plantation (abandoned in the 1980s). The site also has many Eucalyptus trees left after a previous episode of logging to provide fuelwood for tea factories. It had been regenerating over the years, but the regeneration was severely impeded by invasion of weeds such as the notorious Lantana camara and Chromolaena odorata.
1)Mixed native species planting with careful weed removal
2)Assisted natural regeneration through protection and weed control
Planting details: Over 7500 seedlings of nearly 100 rainforest species planted and nurtured since the year 2000.
Saplings surviving: 63-85% in different plots (average 70%)
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