THE EVALUATION OF RESTORED ECOSYSTEM BASED ON FLORISTIC COMMUNITYMITRA NAGHIZADEH1, MIR MEHRDAD MIRSANJARI2 AND MOHAMMADREZA YAVARZADEH*
Increasing the green cover through gardening and green belts reduce the urban heat, conserve energy, clean urban air, and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and improve overall environmental quality (Roseland, 1998). The study area of this research is Osho garden located in the north east side of the Pune city and this landscaped garden has been developed from a degraded stream ecosystem. Observations were done on the availability of natural elements including trees, palms, shrubs, climbers, groundcovers, annual and perennials with consideration of the plants architecture, their growth habitat and their flowering time. This garden was selected to study the various components adapted to restore in order to enhance overall improvement in area. Regular visits were undertaken to record the various inputs used for restoration. Data were also collected to note the type of the manmade elements incorporated in the garden design. Some important one are Gate, arch and pergola, walks, paths, stepping stones, fence, seat, bridge, green house, fountain, lake, and etc. Studies on the artificial elements of the garden shows that roads, paths, bridges and passages were built in order to use the maximum benefits by visitors.
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