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Our Trees
Our Trees
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Preface

Nature has been particularly generous in her gift of sylvan treasures to our country. Laxuriant forests abound in all parts of India and the variety of trees growing in our land is truly rich. These trees may be classified broadly into four major types: (1) Timber trees; (2) Ornamental trees; (3) Trees yielding edible fruits; and (4) Trees that blossom forth into colourful and sweet-scented flowers.

My purpose in writing this book is to acquaint the common man and children, generally, with our prominent trees. A few years back, I had written a similar book in Hindi which had a good reception. Encouraged by its success, I decided to write this book in English for non-Hindi-speaking readers. It is not a scientific treatise on the subject; nevertheless, it tells all that the average reader would like to know about our trees, their peculiar characteristics and their usefulness. I hope it would interest the readers to know that almost all our trees have medicinal value and most of them are of commercial importance too. In India, trees have been not only objects of utilitarian attraction, but also of reverence. Since the hoary past, when the Vedas were composed and the Puranas written, many of our trees have been worshiped and destruction of green trees is looked upon with disfavour. On the other hand, planting of trees has always been considered as an act of virtue. These ideas show what great importance we, in this country, attach to trees.

I would feel my labour amply rewarded if this book is able to create interest in our trees among the common readers and the children of our country. We could, indeed, feel proud of our country’s great wealth in terms of trees.

In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to Shri R.R. Lokeshwar who has helped me greatly in the preparation of this book by looking into the text and making useful additions therein, and by helping in the selection of photographs and colour illustrations.

Contents

1Mango1
2Litchi6
3Guava9
4Cashew11
5Mulberry14
6Ber or Plum16
7Bel or Stone-apple18
8Tamarind20
9Jackfruit22
10Jamun or Blackberry24
11Amla26
12Bahera or Belleric Myrobalan27
13Harre29
14Coconut Palm30
15Areca Palm32
16Palmyra Palm34
17Wild Date Palm36
18Mohwa or Indian Butter Tree37
19Gul Mohar38
20Silk Cotton or Simal39
21Flame of the Forest or Palas41
22Kachnar44
23Amaltas or Indian Laburnum45
24Arjuna or Queen’s Flower47
25Ashoka49
26Siris51
27Indian Medlar or Moulsari53
28Kadamb54
29Temple Tree or Pagoda Tree56
30Jacaranda57
31Harsingar58
32Indian Cork Tree60
33The Coral Tree61
34Oleander or Kaner62
35Teak or Sagwan64
36Sal65
37Sheesham68
38Toon or Indian Mahogany69
39Babool70
40Khair72
41White Teak or Gumhar73
42Soapnut or Ritha74
43Tamal and Kareel75
44Banyan76
45Wild Fig or Gular79
46Pakar or Indian Fig Tree81
47Peepal82
48Neem84
49Indian Lilac or Bakain86
50Drumstick87
51Monkey Jack or Barhal88

Our Trees

Item Code:
IDL178
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1993
Size:
9.3" X 7.0"
Pages:
88 (22 B/W Illustrations)
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Preface

Nature has been particularly generous in her gift of sylvan treasures to our country. Laxuriant forests abound in all parts of India and the variety of trees growing in our land is truly rich. These trees may be classified broadly into four major types: (1) Timber trees; (2) Ornamental trees; (3) Trees yielding edible fruits; and (4) Trees that blossom forth into colourful and sweet-scented flowers.

My purpose in writing this book is to acquaint the common man and children, generally, with our prominent trees. A few years back, I had written a similar book in Hindi which had a good reception. Encouraged by its success, I decided to write this book in English for non-Hindi-speaking readers. It is not a scientific treatise on the subject; nevertheless, it tells all that the average reader would like to know about our trees, their peculiar characteristics and their usefulness. I hope it would interest the readers to know that almost all our trees have medicinal value and most of them are of commercial importance too. In India, trees have been not only objects of utilitarian attraction, but also of reverence. Since the hoary past, when the Vedas were composed and the Puranas written, many of our trees have been worshiped and destruction of green trees is looked upon with disfavour. On the other hand, planting of trees has always been considered as an act of virtue. These ideas show what great importance we, in this country, attach to trees.

I would feel my labour amply rewarded if this book is able to create interest in our trees among the common readers and the children of our country. We could, indeed, feel proud of our country’s great wealth in terms of trees.

In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to Shri R.R. Lokeshwar who has helped me greatly in the preparation of this book by looking into the text and making useful additions therein, and by helping in the selection of photographs and colour illustrations.

Contents

1Mango1
2Litchi6
3Guava9
4Cashew11
5Mulberry14
6Ber or Plum16
7Bel or Stone-apple18
8Tamarind20
9Jackfruit22
10Jamun or Blackberry24
11Amla26
12Bahera or Belleric Myrobalan27
13Harre29
14Coconut Palm30
15Areca Palm32
16Palmyra Palm34
17Wild Date Palm36
18Mohwa or Indian Butter Tree37
19Gul Mohar38
20Silk Cotton or Simal39
21Flame of the Forest or Palas41
22Kachnar44
23Amaltas or Indian Laburnum45
24Arjuna or Queen’s Flower47
25Ashoka49
26Siris51
27Indian Medlar or Moulsari53
28Kadamb54
29Temple Tree or Pagoda Tree56
30Jacaranda57
31Harsingar58
32Indian Cork Tree60
33The Coral Tree61
34Oleander or Kaner62
35Teak or Sagwan64
36Sal65
37Sheesham68
38Toon or Indian Mahogany69
39Babool70
40Khair72
41White Teak or Gumhar73
42Soapnut or Ritha74
43Tamal and Kareel75
44Banyan76
45Wild Fig or Gular79
46Pakar or Indian Fig Tree81
47Peepal82
48Neem84
49Indian Lilac or Bakain86
50Drumstick87
51Monkey Jack or Barhal88
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