Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Conolly's Plot, Nilambur - November 2012

Conolly’s Plot is located about 2 kilometers from Nilambur town. These teak plantations raised in 1846 memorialize the work of Mr, H.V.Conolly, collector of Malabar between 1841 and 1855. Sri Chanthu Menon , forest under Conolly, after a hard and forerunning strive nurtured the first 1500 acres of the Nilambur Plantation and thus laid the foundation for methodical forest superintendence in India. It is said that, he was laid to rest in this teak garden.
Video of Conolly’s Plot
As per Kerala Forest Department records, there are 117 teak trees in Conolly's plot. The average volume per tree is 8.9 C.U.M., and the total volume estimated around is 1060 C.U.M. of timber. It is affirmed that the world's tallest and the oldest teak tree is in the Nilambur Teak Conserve. I presume it is the tree No: 23.

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