Trees in our Farm

Over the last five months, we planted around 8500 trees in our farm.

We could not have done it without Fr.V, Isha Foundation, Nandi Nursery, Siruthuli and all the labourers who helped us. Here is the list of species:

Over the last five months, we planted around 8500 trees in our farm. We could not have done it without Fr.V, Isha Foundation, Nandi Nursery, Siruthuli and all the labourers who helped us. Here is the list of species. One of our friends took this list and added more details. You can find that list here.

 
Common Name
Local (Tamil) Name Botanical Name Family
1 Eetti Dalbergia latifolia Fabaceae
2 Thekku Tectona Grandis
Lamiaceae
3 Seemainuku Swietenia Mahagoni Meliaceae
4 Kumizh Gmelina arborea Verbenaceae
5 Pala Alstonia scholaris Apocynaceae
6 Pathimugam Caesalpinia Sappan Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae
7 Vembu Azadirachta indica Meliaceae
8 Pungan Pongamia Pinnata Fabaceae - Papilionoideae
9 Vagai Albizia lebbeck Fabaceae - Mimosoideae
10 Poovarasu Thespesia populnea Malvaceae
11 Thaanrikai Terminalia Bellirica Combretaceae
12 Sisu Dalbergia Sissoo
Fabaceae - Papilionoideae
13 Puliya maram Tamarindus Iindica Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae
14 Naval Syzygium cumini Myrtaceae
15 Peru nelli Emblica officinalis Euphorbiaceae
16 Iluppai Madhuca latifolia Sapotaceae
17 Ilavam Panju Ceiba pentandra Bombacaceae
18 Peeyan Populus Euphratica Salicaceae

19

Yaanai Gundumani Adenanthera Pavonina Fabaceae
20 Neer Marudhu Terminalia arjuna Combretaceae
21   Gliricidia Sepium
Fabaceae - Papilionoideae
22 Savukku Casuarina Equisetifolia Casuarinaceae
23

mailai_vembu
Mountain Neem

Malavembu Melia Azedarach Meliaceae
24 Koyya Psidium Guajava Myrtaceae
25 Elumichai Citrus Limon Rutaceae
26 Ma Mangifera Indica Anacardiaceae
27 Suppota Manilkara Zapota Sapotaceae
28 Thennai Cocos Nucifera Arecaceae
29 Elani Cocos Nucifera Arecaceae
30 Madulai Punica Granatum Punicaceae
31 Kolinji Tephrosia Purpurea Fabaceae
32 Murungai Moringa Oleifera Moringaceae
33 Vazhai Musa Paradisiaca Musaceae
34 Pon Arali Nerium Oleander Apocynaceae
35 Pappali Carica Caricaceae

Comments

Thanks

Very useful........

very nice  & useful blog 

very nice  & useful blog

 

kumizh plants required -regd

Dear sir,

 iam jayabalansingh Frm pudhucherry i have my own lands in that i would like to plant kumizh teak , for that i need some five thousand and above can you provide detail like wer it may available and thier nos if you have the same please mention your terms and condition my conact nos 97894 84949

regads

jayaalansingh

Re: Saplings

Banu, Most of the saplings came from Isha Foundation's Nursery. They have 4 of them - in Salem, Coimbatore1 (near Isha Foundation), Coimbatore2 (on Palghat Highway) and Gobi Chetty Palayam. The fruit trees came from Nandi Nursery in Erode. The town of Mannoothy near Thrissur in Kerala is also an excellent place for saplings. The whole town is filled with nurseries.

The saplings were planted IN the trench/kuzhi after filling the trench with 6 inches of top soil that was dug out. This made it easier for us to protect them from direct sun light and dry winds. Also when water retention was much higher around the saplings as there was no run-off.

Saplings

Hi Ragu, Nisha,

This is really excellent and few very people are doing in reality. :) Where did you purchase the saplings? I just have been having this question for a long time.. When you say,  We have planted the trees in treanches that are 25 feet apart , have you planted them in the  treanches (I meant the kuzhi)  or the upper sides of the paathi?

Thanks!

banu

tree info

Dear Raghu & Nisha,

Appriciate the way you guys have done this. Could you tell more about the way you have planted the treees, have you used any pattern to plant this?. Where are the coconut plants planted, is it in the middle or around the farm.  Sandalwood is a prasite, which tree/plant did you use to grow this.

thanks and regards,

gg

Treee planting patterns

Hegde, Diversity is the key. We used a pattern of alternating fast-growing and slow growing trees. Every alternate trench holds timber trees. And the rest hold fruit trees.  From an irrigation point of view,  we could have done better planning for coconut trees since they need water long term and other trees can be weaned off after 2 or 3 years.

About sandalwood, a friend was talking about planting piegon pea (thuvarai) or other dicots in the same pit.

hi

hi how did u plant 8500 trees in ur farm (in 10 acres).if u plant 8500 trees,then how will u do agriculture?i mean there wont b much free space to do main agriculture..right?

Free space is between tree rows

Anand,

We have planted the trees in treanches that are 25 feet apart (6ft between two trees). Research shows that if there are two rows of trees with 50 feet between them, then the in between space gets enough sunlight to gorw other things like grains, vegetables etc. We introduced another row in the middle of the 50 feet and planted small trees in it so that we would still get resonably enough sunlight to grow all other produce. See Principle #5: Diversity is the Soul for more information.

Information on Thaanrikai

This blog is so useful & helped me find what I've been looking for these few weeks. Can you please let me know as to where we can get thaanrikai in India (esp. Madras). Very urgent. Needed for my grandmother.