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Trees of Pakistan

There is a great variety of native trees in Pakistan, which many of us cannot identify. The following is a photographic index of some of the trees you can see across the country. – Text and photos by Sayed Qamar Mehdi

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Aug 03, 2012 10:17am
So lovely to see these trees getting some space in the Dawn page. But where are some of our greats? Neem, Golmohar, Savanjna and the Rain Tree?
Umar Farooq
Aug 13, 2012 12:16pm
Dear Syed Qamar Mehdi, sir, a great job. Simply marvellous. I have been looking for something like this for years. Please keep up the good work and I am looking forward to a second part of this article with those trees included which were left out in part 1. Any additional info on each tree is also welcome. Thanks. Umar Farooq, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Aug 03, 2012 09:05am
Informative stuff!
Qamar Mehdi
Aug 07, 2012 08:39am
Thanks for your interest and appreciation. This is a preamble and the real introduction our own indigenous trees, their joy and sorrow will come to these pages. We try to cover what happened to them in their own beloved motherland by their own fellow countrymen!!!!!
Aug 10, 2012 04:13pm
Excellent article. Awareness is the first and most important step in resolving any problem. I want to congratulate Qamar Mehdi and Dawn in taking this big step. Keep up the good work and hopefully soon, we can start reversing the harmful effects of our actions to our environment. Global warming already at our door (or already inside) all of us should promote these efforts. With our actions now, our children might be able to enjoy the shades, the smells, the flowers and off course the fruits of our local long lasting trees and clean air as a bonus, inshaAllah.