The study was carried out to explore the diversity and regeneration potential of trees species in mixed Oak forest of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir (India). A total of 20 tree species were recorded from the area dominated by various species of oak particularly Quercus leuchotrichophora. Quercus leuchotrichophora shows maximum values of density, basal cover and IVI. In different localities, it has different groups of associates like Q. floribunda, Q. semecarpifolia, Q. glauca, Buxux wallichiana, Pinus roxburghii, Aesculus indica, Rhododendron arboreum, etc. Majority of the species show very poor regeneration and thus demands for immediate implementation of appropriate conservation strategies.
Received: July 11, 2021; Accepted: Sep 23, 2021; Published: Dec 31, 2021
& Manzoor, J.
Composition, Population Structure and Regeneration Potential of Tree Species in Oak-Dominated Mixed Forests of Rajouri District in Jammu and Kashmir, India,
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