Vanasamrakshna Samithi And Eco-Development In Naniyala Village Kuppam Range Chittoor District A.P. India. World forest inventory of FAO gives the following definition. "All lands bearing vegetative associations dominated trees of any size,exploited or not,capable of producing wood or of exerting an influence on the local climate or on the water regime,or provide shelter for livestock and wildlife".In India,with a very old civilization,the historical treatments of vegetation in the form of shifting cultivation,pasturing,protection,or distruction of plants on religious,cultural or socio-political grounds,have made important change in the structure and composition of plant communities. The time factor thus assume a great importance in shaping the forest ecological environment.