Polyalthia longifolia – the Mast Tree

This post is fifth in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring Polyalthia longifolia. Polyalthia longifolia var. pendula or The Mast Tree is one of the prime choices of landscape designers. This evergreen, tall and slender tree grows symmetrically and produces fresh and shining green foliage. A Polyalthia longifolia tree grows as […]

Bombax, Red Silk Cotton Tree

This is the fourth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. In this post, I am featuring one of my favourite trees, Bombax – also known as Cotton Tree or sometimes as Red Silk Cotton tree. The name, Bombax, is derived from the Greek word Bombax which means ‘a silk-worm’. The most popular species […]

Moringa Oleifera, the Miracle Tree

This post is third in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. The Indian sub-continent is home of amazing flora and fauna. The flowers, fruits, shrubs, herbs and trees of this region are well known for their spectacular beauty, mesmerizing fragrance, exotic colors and wonderful uses. In this post, I am writing about Moringa Oleifera, which […]

Amaltas, The Golden Shower Tree

This post is second in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Cassia Fistula (Buy seeds online) or Amaltas is one of the loveliest flowering trees of our region. Also known as the Indian Laburnum, Amaltas is closely related to the English Laburnum but the flowers of Amaltas are brighter, denser and more beautiful than those of […]

Delonix Regia, Gul Mohr Tree

This post is the first in the series of Native Trees of Pakistan. In this post, I am writing about Delonix regia also known as Gul Mohr tree. (Buy seeds online). Delonix regia belongs to the Fabaceae family and is known for its showy flowers. In fact, it is one of the most striking ornamental trees. […]

Native Trees of Pakistan

This is sequel to my invitation to join the Billion Tree Campaign initiated by United Nations Environment Program. The purpose of this campaign is to invite communities, businesses, activists and people to plant and grow native trees and preserve biodiversity. Native trees are species that have colonized the landscape of a region  by natural processes […]