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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2007  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 349 - 353

An Ethnobotanical Note on Fuel Wood and Timber Plant Species of Siran Valley, Pakistan

Ghulam Mujtaba Shah, Mir Ajab Khan, Manzoor Hussain and Zafar Jamal

Abstract

A survey was conducted to explore the fuel wood species and timber producing species of Siran Valley, Pakistan. Consumption pattern and impact on the forest resources were also taken into consideration. A questionnaire was used as a survey instrument to obtain desired data. For this study 10 villages were randomly selected. In each village 10 persons were interviewed and they were randomly selected. Only one person was interviewed from a household. A total 100 respondents were interviewed. Studies revealed that 71 plant species belonging to 50 genera and 32 families are utilized as fuel wood and 54 species belonging to 39 genera and 27 families are utilized as timber. Three tree species Quercus incana and Cedrus deodara and Taxus wallichiana has been found endangered. There is a dire need to conserve these species.

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