Enjoy it with care and responsibility
Have you ever seen teak and sesame flowers.. almost not. Everyone knows teak as timber but its seeds, bark powder are also used for medicinal purpose. Presently during the monsoon season the big teak trees with large leaves are now decorated with small flowers.
Acting Deputy Forest Conservator Vinod Damor said, June to September is the flowering season of teak and after that it bears fruit and its seeds are collected for normal afforestation.
These seeds can be matured by using cow dung or chemical fertilizer, and used for growing teak seedlings. However, most of the teak seedlings are grown by planting stumps, that is, by cutting the branches to a length of one foot.
5 types of trees including teak and sandalwood are revenue trees in the language of the forest department, so its cultivation has become prevalent among the farmers. It can also be grown in the sheds of the farm or in the backyard of the house and farmers can get supplementary income by cutting down a tree of suitable height and thickness with the permission of the forest department. It can be said that it is spring for teak trees now because the height of the teak tree depends on factors like age and it blooms in clusters from June to September.
Dr. Dhaval Gadhvi, Assistant Conservator of Forests says, the seeds are collected in the normal forest area. However seeds are not collected in sanctuary areas. It falls to the ground and sprouts spontaneously.
At present, sesame, cotton, milk, Bitter Gourd, Pumpkin seedlings and vines, as well as grass and completely unknown plants are flourishing in the fields. These are flowers that we may never have noticed.
Schools are closed due to the Corona pandemic, but nature education schools are open on both sides of the road passing through the fields and forests. The hardworking ladies, who carry heavy loads of hay and vegetables for their livestock on the raw roads of the tribal villages, explain the importance of hard work.
This season is about solving, knowing, enjoying and revealing the mysteries of nature. He who knows the secret of nature will never harm it. Taking the necessary precautions and showing it is like doing this job.
Currently entry in forests and sanctuaries is prohibited as this is the mating season for wildlife. But the rainwater that falls on the hills has no boundaries. The water flows under the ditches, bridges in the protected areas and trying to cross the rocks in between, creating a series of small but beautiful waterfalls.
Slightly paused while crossing the road, with enough caution, the feet can be soaked in cold water and sprayed on the face to relieve fatigue. However, it is important to avoid taking unnecessary risks. To enjoy the splendour one shall
giving away gutka pouches, plastic bottles or bags while entering inside the forest.
At present, forest food stalls can be found in many places where one can enjoy the delicacies of tribal houses like Adad na Dhebara, Makai Rotla, Dal Pania. Nature is the mother and as a child one has the responsibility to care and save it for the future generations to come.