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

ISSN - Print: 1021-3279 | Online: -

The community structure and growing stock variations were studied in moist
temperate Quercusfloribunda forest on four different aspects and altitudesin Garhwal
Himalaya during the year 1996. The total density and basal cover values in the tree
layer varied from 250 to 340 trees/ha and 18.44 to 38.24 m2/ha respectively. The
maximum number ofsaplings (400 saps/ha) of Quercusfloribunda were observed on
the hill base of SE aspect, whereas, the lowest number ofsaplings (80 saps,/ha) on the
hill top of NW aspect. The maximum (1.8131) and minimum (1.4717) diversity values
were reported for NE and SE aspects respectively. The highest total growing stock
(349.0m3/ha) was observed on SW aspect. On NE aspect a strong positive correlation
(r=+0.88) was observed between the growing stock values and diameter classes.
Physicochemical properties of soils were found to be promising for the growth of
Quercusfloribunda forest on northern aspects as compared to southern aspects.

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