New Delhi -- Indian scientists have been successful in conserving 131 trees at the 800-year-old Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia, widely known as 'temple trees,' reports 'Gulf News.'
And an important role in the project is played by polyurethane foam, used to fill cavities in the tree trunks.
Experts from the Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI) along with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have been working on restoration of the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) of the external affairs ministry, says Gulf News.
The team treated decayed tree parts with an oleoresin tapped from a tree, followed by cavity filling with polyurethane foam and wax. This intervention has halted further deterioration of the trees, the experts feel.