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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 10, November 2016 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Study On Vegetation And Its Habitat Conditions In Undisturbed Forest

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Budi Utomo, Afifuddin Dalimunthe, Ameilia Zuliyanti Siregar, Christovorus Sintong Situmorang



undisturbed forest, vegetation, humus, thickness, rainwater.



Now the flood has become a regular thing every rainy season arrives. But the longer, apparently extensive flood-affected areas is increasing with duration longer time. Even now in certain areas, the rain which lasted 1 hour is sufficient cause inundation. There are continuous efforts to overcome the flooding problems, but it seems the problem of flooding rather than diminish even more to improve the intensity, frequency and spreading. We tried to learn about the condition of undisturbed natural forests and how to treat rain forest. The study was conducted in the undisturbed natural forests namely Simpulan Angin forest situated in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The results show the undisturbed forest has 4 stratum layer of vegetation canopy. Humus in undisturbed forests has a thickness of 9-14 cm evenly distributed on the forest floor that serves as a giant sponge to absorb and store rainwater. This means that the undisturbed forest can absorb rainwater> 3,000 tons m 3 ha-1 every time it rains.



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