Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Indigenous Forest

Pitchandikulam Village- Before ecological restoration (1978)

Kuilapalayam to Auroville Road side plantation (1980)

After Ecological restoration (1990)
Pitchandikulam is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the indigenous Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest of Tamil Nadu.
It was established in 1973 as one of the pioneering Auroville green belt communities engaged in the initial reforestation work that was necessary on the bare eroded township site. Since then the 70 acre site has been transformed into a complete ecosystem with more than 800 species of plants.
The forest comprises six vegetative elements: trees, shrubs, lianas, epiphytes, herbs and tuberous species