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Our first tree is planted.

Diospyros ebenum is a species of tree occurring in southern India and Sri Lanka. It is best known for being one of the trees that yield ebony; the wood of this tree is called Ceylon Ebony or India Ebony, but often simply called “ebony”.

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WELCOME TO THURUWADULA ANALOG FOREST

Thuruwadula

“Thuruwadula”, is the first Analog forest to be implemented and owned by a private business in Sri Lanka.  The main aim of Thuruwadula is to restore a degraded eco system and inspire the community to adapt to climate change.  Hence Thuruwadula is designed as a replicable model to educate the visitors.

Analog Forestry

Analog Forestry is a system of land management that combines the values of local forest biodiversity with organic crop cultivation. It seeks to establish a forest type environment, analogous in architectural structure and ecological function to the original forest ecosystems that once existed in the area.  It also seeks to strengthen rural communities, socially as much as economically, through the use of species that provides for food as well as providing marketable products that sustain rural communities, both socially and economically. – www.rainforestrescueinternational.org

Analog Forestry holds enormous potential to rehabilitate and use degraded and deforested lands which are now lying waste, while also enabling poor colonists to settle down and develop their land. Bothends.info

Design structure and Biodiversity are key in Analog Forestry.  Below is the ecological succession towards a natural forest biodiversity.

Main Objective of Thuruwadula

  • Restoration of a degraded eco system
  • Creating a replicable model
  • To create an opportunity for everyone to reconnect with Nature
  • Place for learning and inspiration

As per the existing features of the land, 6 habitats have been identified.  Each area will have its unique ecological functions.

Details

  • Land extent : A 9.7 acre land that lies within the limits of MAS Fabric Park
  • Owner: MAS Fabric Park
  • Designed and initiated by: MAS Intimates Doug Adams’ 2013 associates (Challengers) and MAS Environmental Sustainability (Culture work stream)
  • Consultants: Piyal Wijeratne and supervised by Dr. Ranil Senanayake
  • Funded by: Many enthusiasts and generous contributors