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INDIGENOUS OPTIONS TO PLANT

Updated May 14, 2017 06:15am
Neem tree
Neem tree
Local Name           Scientific name

 Shisham              Dalbergia sissoo  
 Sumbal           Salmalia malabarica  
 Mulberry             Morus alba  
 Dhrek                Melia azedarach  
Gulmohar              Delonix regia  
Beeri Patta           Heterophragma adenophylum  
Pipal                 Ficus religiosa  
Pilkhan               Ficus virens  
Banyan               Ficus benghalensis  
Barna                  Crateva religiosa  
Neem                   Azadirachta indica  
Jaman                  Syzygium cumini  
Amaltas                Cassia fistula  
Gul e Nashtar              Erythrina suberosa  
Toon                   Cedrala toona  
Sukhchain              Pongamia glabra  
Arjun                  Terminalia arjuna  
Shreen (white)             Albizia procera  
Shreen (black)             Albizia lebbeck  

(This list is in no way exhaustive. It lists a few of those trees that are not just beautiful to behold but also grow to large sizes and are therefore perfect carbon sinks.)

Published in Dawn, EOS, May 14th, 2017