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.
Scientific Name: Fragrant Royal Poinciana/ Delonix regia
The name is dervied from Gul (flower) and Mohr (a coin or a stamp)
Scientifc Name: Azadirachta indica
This plant is famous for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties
Scientific Name: Golden Shower Tree/Cassia fistula
This plant has ornamental as well as herbal properties.
Scientific name: Tecomella undulata
This plant produces high quality timber.
Scintific Name: Ficus religiosa
This plant has medicinal value.
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