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Fast Plant Growth in the Simla area????

Mar 11, 2002 07:09 AM
by Daniel Caldwell

Brigitte, you wrote:

"Regarding the 'cup and saucer incident' however it
should be noted that the area around Simla where this
incident occurred (like other sub-tropical areas in
the wor[l]d), has an extremely fast plant growth. Any
object like a cup and saucer, would indeed been
overgrown already in just a few days."

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Brigitte, do you have some scientific source to
substantiate your claim about "fast plant growth" in
the Simla area? Furthermore, is Simla really located
in a "sub-tropical area" of the world? I thought
Simla was in a "temperate zone". For example, the
following source reads:

"Middle Himalayas . . . region comprises of areas in
the middle Himalayas with altitude varying from about
1,500 meters above MSL to more than 4,000 meters above
MSL. This region contains the best TEMPERATE Himalayan
forests and alpine meadows and also form source of
many a perennial streams and rivers. This region
covers . . . [the] entire districts of Kullu and
Shimla [SIMLA] and higher hills of districts Chamba,
Kangra. . . . The region experiences TYPICAL TEMPERATE
CLIMATE with well-marked seasons viz. Spring, Summer,
Rainy Season, Autumn, Winter and Severe Cold. Most of
the areas in the region receive good rainfall during
monsoons and snowfall during winters. The major
component of natural vegetation of the region
comprises of the majestic Himalayan conifers including
Silver Fir, Spruce, Deodar, Blue Pine, Cypress and
Chir Pine. The region also forms habitat for many
broad-leaved species including Birch, Ash, Oaks,
Maples, Bird cherry, Horse chestnut, Hazelnut and
Walnut. The area is also known to be very rich in
medicinal and aromatic herbs. . . ." 
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Brigitte, it sounds to me like Shimla (Simla) is
located in a temperate climate. Any comments?

Daniel H. Caldwell
"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

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