Casuarina tree planting

Where can I get authentic information on casuarina and other tree seedlings in Tamil Nadu? Is it true that casuarina grows in any soil type?

K. Vinita Bhaskaran

Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

For details and booklet, you can contact the Dean, Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam- 641 301, Tamil Nadu, email: deanformtp@tnau.ac.in, phone: 04254 - 222010. Casuarina trees can be planted either within the field, around it as border fencing, in wastelands, barren and non-forest lands. The main reasons for the growing popularity of casuarina is the ready buyback market and assured price which are slowly gaining momentum.