A Celebration of Indian Trees
Author: Ashok S. Kothari
Publication: Marg Publications
ISBN 10:81 -85026-83-1; ISBN- 13:978-81-85026-83-1; Price: Rs 2,500
‘A Celebration of Indian Trees’ book was published in 2007 to commemorate 50 years of National Society of the Friends of the Trees, dedicated to ‘create and foster a tree sense in the country.’ The book is intended as an identification guide for tree lovers across the country. 140 indigenous and
introduced tree species from across the country are described giving details about their trunk, leaves, flower and fruits along with medicinal value and other benefits. The botanical names are accompanied by with their local names; this gives an idea about the geographical reach of the plants. Interesting anecdotes, facts, poem and traditional beliefs on particular trees, makes the reading more interesting. The book through its colorful photographs/images and presentation of information aims to inspire readers to appreciate and preserve living specimens and experience the fullness of their beauty.

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Marg Publications
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