Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program
Area: 100 ha
Location: On the hill in Iyerpadi estate adjoining PKT plantations
History: This site had been disturbed and selectively logged in the past. It has been regenerating over the years, but the regeneration was severely impeded by invasion of weeds such as the notorious Lantana camara and Chromolaena odorata. A small part has some standing Eucalyptus trees.
1) Mixed native species planting with careful weed removal
2) Assisted natural regeneration through protection and weed control
Planting details: Around 6000 seedlings of nearly 100 rainforest species planted and nurtured since the year 2004 in an area of about 4.5 ha.
Saplings surviving: 45-75% in different plots (average 55%)
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