A Half-yearly Peer Reviewed Journal of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

ISSN - Print: 1021-3279 | Online: -

Experimental planting with Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk. was undertaken to assess its
suitability on denuded hilly areas of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Germination of the species was 70
percent, and the seedlings attained a height of 40-60 cm in the nursery at the age of one year.
Average survival of the out-planted seedlings in four locations was 34.7 percent with 1.85m mean
height and 1.92 cm mean diameter after three years. Survival and seedling increment decreased
with increasing height of hill slope, apparently because of gradual low soil moisture content.
Strong and direct sunshine seemed to have adverse effect on seedling survival. The prospect of /I.
malaccensis appeared to be uncertain for the denuded areas. However, further investigation needs
to be undertaken.

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