Can YOU identify the trees around you?
This book contains beautiful stories about trees. Vriksha started as a workshop to help children identify trees that surrounded them. Now its pages hold nourishing, sunny, myths about how trees could have got their names-the jackfruit tree with its crown of emerald leaves, the laburnum with flowers like gold jewels, the tenacious neem with teeth-edged leaves. Its meandering folk-like tales go to the roots, nomenclature and facts about various trees. Cassia fistula, or amaltas, the golden shower tree, the beauty whose seeds are considered poisonous! Apna mango-our very own-the national fruit of Pakistan! Sodium, potassium inside the coconut. Read on…