Commercial propagation of Teak, Bamboo and around 25 medicinal plants such as Aegle marmelos, Gmelina arborea, Saraca asoka, Terminalia arjuna, Stereospermum colais, Oroxylum indicum, Clerodendrum serratum, Salacia fruticosa
etc. for which KFRI has standardised the clonal propagation procedure. Research programme for standardization of clonal propagation of imported forest trees are also in progress at the institute.
A clonal nursery for vegetative multiplication of E. grandis
, the high range species, a mist chamber and a store/office cum potting shed was constructed at Devikulam. The facility is established at about 1.5 km away from Munnar Forest Division Office in the 1994-Kacheriland E. grandis plantation.
The field clonal multiplication facility for vegetative propagation of low land eucalypts and acacia species comprised a field clonal propagation unit (FCPU) with 10 propagation trenches with provision for misting was established at Kottappara. Kottappara is in the Kodnad Range of Malayattoor Division.
Contact: Dr. PA Jose
Kerala Forest Research Institute
Peechi 680653, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA