Trees in India known for their grandeur and majesty are like the green pearl in the Indian crown. Trees occupy an important place in the history of India. Trees have always been associated with wisdom and immorality.
Here are some Significant Trees of India.
Banyan is the National Tree of India. It has the widest reaching roots of all known trees, easily covering several hectares. It is said that at one time more than 10, 000 people can sit under its shade at one time.
It is a tree that grows up to a height of 3 to 6 metres. The leaves of this tree are oval in shape and the flowers have a pleasant fragrance. The large, round or oval shaped fruit is greenish-white in color with a hard but smooth outer surface.
Hundred of trees are protected as living natural monument in India and Peepal or is one of them. It is popularly known as the Bodhi Tree in India, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is the sacred tree of India.
Neem tree is popularly known as the Miracle Tree. It is a useful tree in rehabilitating the waste land areas. Even today Neem Tree is the focal point of village life and the village council meetings under the shade of this huge huge tree.
Bamboo is very special. It is a fast growing natural resource whose rate of biomass generation is unsurpassed in the plant kingdom. It is without doubt one of the most important non-wood forestry products and one of the most important agricultural plants in the world.
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