Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 4 - 2021
Structure and Species Composition Analysis of Shaban Forest Zarghun Mountains, Quetta-Pakistan
Dad Muhammad* and Ateeq Ullah Kakar
Department of Botany, University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Dad Muhammad, Department of Botany, University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Pakistan.
Received: July 23, 2021; Published: September 29, 2021


Structure and species composition of Shaban Juniper forest, was analysed. The study was conducted during June and July 2019, twenty-five stands were sampled. The aim of this research indicates the associated flora, density ha-1, basal area m2 ha-1, size class structure, sex distribution and physicals condition and soil analysis. On the basis of average relative frequency values herbs (57%), shrubs (31%) and grasses (12%) were accounted across all the sampling stands. The mean density of Juniper trees (> 6 cm DBH) was (152 ± 63) ha-1 with a range from (26 - 269) trees ha-1 and with a mean of (58 ± 16) basal area m2 ha-1. Density and basal area of Juniper trees were poorly correlated (r = 0.148) at significant level (p < 0.05). Density of seedling (< 6 cm DBH) also varied among the stands and range from (21-231) individuals ha-1 with a mean of (96 ± 65) individuals ha-1. The combined data display a balanced size class structure. Sex ratio indicated male (51%) predominance, followed by female (32%) while bisexual was (17%) in a population. In the present condition Juniperus excelsa showed an adequate recruitment and does not confront any immediate danger, however if grazing stops in the future. Soil variables were free from salinity, calcareous in nature and basic in reactions.


Keywords: Density and Basal Area; Ground Flora; Size Class Frequency; Sex Distribution; Physical Condition and Soil Analysis


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Citation: Dad Muhammad and Ateeq Ullah Kakar. “Structure and Species Composition Analysis of Shaban Forest Zarghun Mountains, Quetta-Pakistan”. EC Agriculture 7.4 (2021): 16-27.

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