The planting of trees in a portion of land for various uses, such as for the provision of firewood and building materials. Woodlots are mainly used to provide firewood, timber and building materials, and they also prevent soil erosion through their thick mulch and roots that hold the soil together. Other benefits of woodlots include improving/cooling the micro-climate, air purification, and acting as windbreakers.
Tree plants are planted after shallow ploughing (for seeds) or placed in planting pits (for 6-10-week-old seedlings). Weeding is carried out in the first two years and the area is enclosed to reduce the effects of grazing by livestock.
Note: For this SLM technology case, the SPI report on Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change refers to: Pandey, J. C. et al. 2014. Pine Briquetting- An Endeavour for Green Fuel. Indian Forester, S.l., 478-482. ISSN2321-094X.