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Forest Engineering - An Earthquake Damage Repair Device

Author Affiliations

  • 1Quality Control Section, Food Corporation of India, Regional office, W.B., Kolkata-700016, India
  • 2PG Department of Botany, Hooghly Mohsin College, Chinsurah, Hooghly-712101, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (ISC-2015), Pages 21-24, -----Select----,2 (2016)


In order to overcome the earthquake disaster of Nepal an attempt could be made with attention focused on vegetation, realizing the damage done over the concerned trees which are the support and supplier of logs and timbers for building materials, bridges, roadways, shelters and to some extent food, barks, resin products, secondary metabolites with enormous medicinal properties and of economic values. As Nepal is rich in tall gymnosperm us species including conifers like Pinus sp, Picea sp, Tusga sp, Larix sp, Abies sp, Juniperus sp and angiosperms like Sal (Shorea Robusta), Semal (Bombax malabricum), Asna (Terminalia termentosa), Dalbergia spp, pipal (Ficus religiosa), banyan (Ficus bengalensis), Castenopsis indica, Schima wallichii, Alnus nepalensis, Acer oblongum and various species of bamboo, oak, rhododendron moreover Orchids and climbers were greatly affected besides natural shrubs and herbs. But they try to avoid and escape such damage through morphological, anatomical, biochemical, genetical alterations as plants are the immovable properties of nature. A preamble prediction could be done to understand the magnitude of damage due to the Shearing (S) and Primary (P) waves as plants experience such waves those disturb the sub-aerial root system which in turn badly impaired the biology of the plants as a whole including water conduction, cell signaling, loss of neighbour detection and other major threats that results the loss of biodiversity. So, much attention is to be paid on forest development and its resurrection-Forest Engineering.


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