Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program
Stanmore: a restored rainforest
Area: 5.5 ha
Location: Near the Matha turn-off in Stanmore (Monica) estate
History: This is a small uncultivated fragment exposed to various disturbances in the past. While a part of it was open and grazed, other areas were smothered by a dense 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 2500 seedlings of around 80 rainforest species planted and nurtured since the year 2002.
Saplings surviving: 35-90% in different plots (average 65%)
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