Melia Dubia General
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- Melia dubia originates
from the Meliaceae family and is an indigenous species of tree to
India, South East Asia and Australia, where it has been cultivated
as a source of firewood.
- Melia dubia is also
called as a Maha neem or Forest neem. Which is fastest growing tree
species, with in 6-7 years the plantation is ready to harvest.
- It is commonly found
in the hills at elevations ranging from 600 – 1800m.
- It is occasionally
planted for ornament and makes a handsome avenue tree and a shade
tree in plantations.
- The various parts of
Melia dubia (Meliaceae) plant was observed to be used by the local
tribes of Nilgiris for various infections.
The rooted saplings are planted onset of the monsoon or during
the monsoon. The
suggested pit size is 2’ x 2’- 0.60m Cube.
Espacement of 3.5 m x 3.5 m is recommended. This will give
better girth in shorter duration.
- Melia dubia grows
on a variety of soils; however, it grows well in deep, fertile
and sandy loam soils.
Natural propagation is mostly through seeds and the
germinability is less.
- It can be raised
either by direct sowing or planting in nursery for raising
seedlings or stumps.
- Application of N,
P, K mixture of 25 -50 g per tree, two times in a year help to
augment the growth. The fertilizer requirements can be scheduled
on need basis depending on the growth and development of the
- The wood is
used for packing cases, cigar boxes, ceiling planks,
building purposes, agricultural implements, pencils, match
boxes, splints and Kattamarams. In Ceylon, it is employed
for outriggers of boats.
- It is suitable
for musical instruments, tea boxes and the most importantly
in making plywood, as the wood is anti-termite by itself.
- Melia Dubia is
the fastest growing tree and the wood from this tree is used
in Plywood Industry.
- It grows
rapidly and is used for reforestation and yields a useful
dubia has been tested positive for pulpwood and recorded
a pulp yield of 50.3% along
with kappa number of 19.60.
- With the
development of new cloned propagation of Melia dubia
plantation which can be used as fire wood for power
generation has opened new opportunities for small and
medium bio-mass power generation projects.
- As the
demand for Melia wood is quite high from the plywood
industry, minimum profit of about Rs.40,000 per year
from an acre can be ensured for the farmers.
- The wood
can be sold for match and veneer industry. The tree with
the minimum size of 16inches girth is saleable at the
minimum rate of Rs 2000 per tonne for match industry and
for veneer industry, the market rate is little higher.
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