Plant regeneration potential in fly ash ecosystem

Vimal Chandra Pandey, Omesh Bajpai, Nandita Singh
  • Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, January 2016, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2015.11.007

What is it about?

Ability of certain plant species to regenerate by adaptive growth can address the harsh conditions of fly ash dumps in fly ash ecosystem. In the present study, we examined the status of regeneration potential of planted tree species in three life forms at fly ash ecosystem of tropical zone. On the basis of importance value index Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC., Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. and Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre have been found as dominant species in fly ash ecosystem. In this regeneration status study, the above three tree species (68.91%) have been found in good regeneration category which can be used for revegetation of new fly ash dumping sites.

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