Gaurav Dongre*, Reetu Verma
Poplar is a very prominent taxonomical group of tree species in plantation forestry in India. It occurs in natural forests also. However, its population in natural stands is small and is gradually declining. Bu1k of the plantations are composed of populous deltoids, an exotic species. The area coverage and productivity of this species is bound to increase further, due to concerted research and development efforts aiming at its genetic improvement. Indigenous poplars occur only in the mountains and are still to acquire greater role and share in afforestation/reforestation programmes and conservation. Poplar, the common name for trees of the genus Populous, is a common sight in forests along waterways, around agricultural lands, throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is species of trees which is mainly used for wood production and also for paper production. Poplar species is found in the Northern region of India. Today Poplar is main component in the farmer’s life of Punjab and Haryana state. Popular plantations are done in various aspects of farming. Income dependency of farmers life is depends on also agriculture based technology. To Identify Poplar species in Haryana and Punjab state, remote-sensing and GIS based technology is used. Identification of Poplar species is done through State level and district level. For district level LISS - 4 image is used. Poplar species mapping are prepared for the 4 districts of Punjab state i.e. Rupnagar, ShaheedBhagatsingh Nagar, Nawashahr and Ludhiana and 3 districts of Haryana i.e. Yamunanagar, Karnal and Kurushetra. For state level Sentinel-2 image is used.
Published Date: 2021-05-24; Received Date: 2021-05-03