Posts Tagged ‘trees’

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Trees of Bangalore – the Pongaemia (karanj- hongey)

January 2, 2013

The Pongaemia Pinnata is a lovely , hardy tree found all over Bangalore. It provides shade in summer . Its flowers and leaves are very rich soil fertilizers. The seeds are pressed for oil and have been traditionally used for lighting lamps. Now they are also used as a bio-diesel. The tree harbours many birds and insects and is fabled in the Tamil language especially.

Pongaemia

Click here for another video ->     Pongaemia and livelihood

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Termites and trees

December 25, 2012

On how a complex ecosystem works at managing termite attacks on trees.

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