Friday, October 16, 2009

Pinus plantation and logging, Kalupahana, A4, Sri Lanka.

Pinus plantations were funded by international organizations in Sri Lanka from the 1980s. It was looked upon unfavourably by environmentalists. The pinus tree secretes an exotoxin through its roots so that other plants are discouraged to grow round its base. The fallen firs when dry are a fire hazard. The value of pinus is the long stem which is ideal material for telegraph poles. I took this photo at Kalupahana on the A4 road to Haputhale.