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5 local trees you can plant today to save your future #actnow

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With the recent and many go green and plant more tree drives, we shouldn’t get misled by choosing varieties that aren’t suitable for our region and climate. Listed below are 5 local trees with description and pictures so you can make a smart choice while planting trees.

  • Gulmohar:

Scientific Name: Fragrant Royal Poinciana/ Delonix regia

The name is dervied from Gul (flower) and Mohr (a coin or a stamp)

2) Neem:

Scientifc Name: Azadirachta indica

This plant is famous for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties

3) Amaltas

Scientific Name: Golden Shower Tree/Cassia fistula

This plant has ornamental as well as herbal properties.

4) Lignum/Rohida

Scientific name: Tecomella undulata

This plant produces high quality timber.

5) Peepal

Scintific Name: Ficus religiosa 

This plant has medicinal value.

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For a detailed list of local trees with their scientific names and properties, please visit: http://www.lahoregardening.com/2011/03/encyclopedia-of-plants-trees.html

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