Tree Talk- 17.3.17

DATE: 17 MARCH 2017

VENUE: Forestry Training Institute, Jaipur

9:30 a.m.
Reporting at college
10:00 a.m.
Reached the venue
10:15 a.m.
Speaker- Mukesh Tiwari , Arboriculturist
Introduction about the Session
• Tree Talk is an interactive, science based, programme basically for students.
Objectives of the Session
• To encourage awareness and appreciation for the value of trees and forest in our daily lives.
• To encourage an understanding about the protection, management and conservation of renewable forest.
Presentation of Flora and Fauna of World Forestry Arboretum
• Bougainvillea garden
• Palmetum
• World Assembly of Plants
• Green House
• Herbal Garden
• National Trail
• Cacti Park
• Flora of Aravali
• Vegetation Map of Rajasthan
• Igloo Hut
• Plant conservatory
11:00 a.m.
Tea Break
11:15 a.m.
Speaker-Mukesh Tiwari
Information on Prosopis cineraria (Khejri)
• Rajasthan has declared it State tree.
• Other names are Kalptaru , King of Desert and Wonder Tree.
• Can sustain it both in Arid and Semi-arid conditions.
• It has Religious values.
• Bark is used as fuel; Leaves are used as fodder; many a times good shelter.
• Oldest and Biggest khejri tree is 360 years old. It’s height is 15 m , crown is of 25 m.It is located in Bahrain (United Arab Emirates)
Value of a Tree
6 values –
• Pollution control ………………..5 Lac
• Oxygen supply…………………….2.50 Lac
• Bhoojal sanrakshan……………..2.50 Lac
• Home for Animals………………..2.50 Lac
• Recycling of Water……………….3 Lac
• Increase Fertility…………………..20 K
In 1986, total was 15.7 Lac.In 2017, 5.26 crore is estimated cost of services by 50 years old Tree.
1 Tree produces 3 kg oxygen per day.1 Human requires 15 Kg oxygen per day. Hence 1 Human require 5 trees per day.
12:00 Noon
Speaker – T.I.Khan, R.U., Jaipur
Topic-Biodiversity of Rajasthan
• Biodiversity is defined by the convention on biological diversity as “the variability among living organism,all sources, including terrestrial,marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part;this includes diversity within species,between species and of ecosystems.”
• Out of 2,50,000 species of flowering plants-
• 3000 species are used as food.
• 200 species are cultivated.
• 20 species are crops of major economic importance.
• 20,000 species are plants are used as medicine.
• 5000 species are thoroughly investigated.
• Still the potential of tropical plants is highly unexploited.
• Aravali characteristics – Length- 692 km,with 12 gaps;extendsto 18 districts ,66% of population of state of Rajasthan
• Important plant species-Acacia catechu,Commiphora weightii,Miliusa tomentosa,Anogeissus pendula,Butea monosperma.
12:45 p.m.
Speaker-Rohit Gangwal
Topic-Rescue and Rehab. Of wildlife [Snakes]
• Venom shows its effect when it enters blood while poison shows its effect when it enters alimentary canal.
• Venomous snakes-
• Cobra-Neurotoxic,fatal period;8 hours.It has spects on back which look like eyes.
• Russel’s viper-Haemotoxic,fatal period;3 days.Stop blood clotting.Yellow body, 5-6 feet.
• Saw scaled viper-Haemotoxic,fatal period; 2 days.
• Common Krait-Neurotoxic,fatal period; 18 hours
• Non venomous snakes-
• Indian Rock Python
• Checkered Keel back
• Common Sand Boa
• Common Blind Snake
• Glossy Bellied Racer
• Rat Snake
• Red Sand Boa
• Rat destroy 33-43% grains of India.
• One snake will have several partners in its lifetime.
• Pheromones are released when snake is killed.
• Snakes can’t digest milk.
• Rats are cobra’s favourite food.
• Snakes drink water by capillary action.
1:30 p.m.
• Small quiz by Mukesh Sir
• Sonalpreet (M SC) and Neelam(B SC) were awarded .
1:40 p.m.