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

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A study was conducted from 1997 to 2000 to determine the effect offelling top dying
affected sundari (Heritiera fames’) trees on the regeneration status in those areas of the
Sundarban. The newly recruited seedlings ofsundari (H.fames), gewa (Excoecaria agallocha)
and kankra (Bruguiera sexangula) were significantly higher in the felled areas compared to
unfelled areas almost all the years. But seedlings of passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis) and
goran (Ceriops decandra) were found significantly higher only in 1997 and 2000 respectively
and amur (Amoora cucullata) in 1997 and 1998 in the felled areas. Moreover, seedlings
recruitment of all species together was significantly higher in the felled areas. Among the
recruited seedlings, H. fames and E. agallocha constituted the highest numbers both in the
felled and unfelled areas. Therefore, salvage felling of the top dying affected sundari trees is
recommended to avoid wastage of wood and to improve regeneration status

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