The Dhaura tree, reaching heights of 20-36 m, features a straight cylindrical bole up to 80-100 cm in diameter. Its broad leaves, deemed “latifolia,” exhibit hairiness beneath and grow in an opposite or sub-opposite arrangement. The fruit consists of a two-winged pseudo-achene enclosed in a compact head housing a single seed.
Anogeissus latifolia yields sturdy hardwood for timber, excellent charcoal, and firewood. It produces a gum that serves as a viable alternative to gum Arabic. Additionally, its leaves offer tannins used in tanning and dyeing processes. This tree serves as fodder for cattle, buffaloes, and other ruminants. Particularly in subtropical forest regions of the Himalayan foothills in India, Anogeissus latifolia stands as a pivotal source of fodder, fuel, and timber. Evidently, this versatile tree, capable of carbon fixation, greatly aids farmers.
Impact in Numbers
Carbon Fixed 500 Kgs.
CO2 reduction from the atmosphere by 1800 Kgs.
Increase in farmer income by 1500 INR per year after maturity.
Tree Dimensions on Maturity.
|Maximum height of the tree (m)||30|
|Tree canopy spread (m)||25|
|Tree trunk diameter (inches)||30|
Value to the farmer
Regarded as one of India’s most valuable trees, it boasts leaves abundant in gallotannins, primarily used for tanning and as a source of firewood. This tree is a significant provider of Indian gum or ghatti gum and is additionally utilized in calico printing and other applications. Moreover, the leaves serve as a food source for the Antheraea paphia moth, responsible for producing tassar silk (Tussah), a commercially significant form of wild silk.
About the Project – Plant a Dhaura Tree
Upon receiving the saplings, farmers will also receive comprehensive technical knowledge of their cultivation. This long-term project aims to provide continuous support to farmers for a duration of 3 years. Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to be part of a group. They will be encouraged and educated about the benefits they can expect from growing these trees. Furthermore, these trees will be an integral component of a larger set distributed to farmers, contributing significantly to the improvement of their economic status.
The project utilizes geotagging to track the location of the trees. GPS technology is employed to mark the area boundaries accurately. Furthermore, farmer details, along with corresponding images, are recorded and documented. All the relevant data is efficiently captured and directly stored through mobile apps, facilitating real-time field data collection. Moreover, the process includes calculating the yearly carbon fixation, using expert-developed equations for various tree species in dedicated applications and reports. The project ensures total transparency throughout the data acquisition, storage, and analysis processes.
The team actively measures the impact project generates on wildlife and farmers. Regular intervals are set for capturing all the relevant data, which is then analyzed by comparing it with the previous data collected on the same parameters, calculated a few months ago. Moreover, the observed changes are carefully measured against the planned results, enabling a comprehensive assessment of progress and effectiveness. Additionally, this data-driven approach ensures that the project’s impact can be accurately evaluated and necessary adjustments can be made to achieve the desired outcomes.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as on the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Economic impact on the farmers.
5) Ecological impact created.
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