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The Indian Forester December 1944

1944

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by the end of the last month to which their subscription extends the first issue of the following year of the Indian Forester will be sent by V. P. P. In the sum to be thus recovered will be included all arrears due; (ti) to all private subscribers residing out of India in the event of non-payment by them by the end of the year for which their subscription holds good of all sums due by them the [...] ' I—BRIEF HISTORY The first appreciation of the value of hill forests seems to have been in the year 1886 when the first attempts at reservation were made in the submontane areas of the hill Pattis later incorporated in the Western Circle. [...] The combined effect of new kharak sites being opened together with the terrific impetus given to lopping as a result of the influx of non-right-holders resulted in a suden and enormous increase of the areas reduced to the point of death as a result of lopping—so that it became clear to anyone who looked at these oak areas even from miles away that the threat of death of square miles of fore [...] Until the discovery of the Seychelles the only place in the world where this palm is indigenous in the year 1743 by order of Mahe de la Bourdonnais then Governor of Mauritius the nuts were only known from having been found floating on the surface of the Indian Ocean and near the Maldives Islands whence their French name was derived and even in the time of Rumphius (1627-1702) the nut was s [...] According to Seeman [History of Palms (1856) 24.51 in the Seychelles the tree grows on all kinds of soil from the sandy shore to the arid mountain-stop but the finest are found in deep gorges on damp platforms covered with vegetable soil; in such situations the great height and slender diameter of the trunk and the length of its enormous leaves produce a fine effect.

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agriculture environment

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51
SARF Document ID
sarf.120200

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