Book release – Forest Trees of the Western Ghats.: Pls. find forwarded the information on a new book FOREST TREES OF THE WESTERN GHATS authored by Sri. S.G. Neginhal.
Those interested could procure a copy from Sheshadri as per details.

FOREST TREES OF THE WESTERN GHATS -authored by Neginhal S.G (I.F.S Retd)

This book contains description of all forest trees in Peninsular India and most of Srilanka too.

  1. This book is a valuable field guide for identifying forest trees in the Western and Eastern Ghats, Deccan Plateau and Mangroves in Southern India.

  2. Valuable for Wildlifers, Naturalists, Birdwatchers, Trekkers, Nature lovers, Foresters, Researchers and as an Afforestation guide.

  3. This book is brought out after a gap of more than a century after Bourdillon’s – The Forest Trees of Travancore(1908)

  4. Contains description of 988 trees belonging to 87 families.

  5. Has 610 pages, 255 colour photos and 193 line drawings describing trees.

  6. Seperate photographs provided for the Evergreen, Deciduous, Scrub and Mangrove Trees.

  7. Sacred, Rare, Endemic, Ornamental, Fruit bearing, Littoral Trees are tabulated.

  8. Contains forest maps of South India, Western and Eastern Ghats.

  9. This book is equally useful wherever Tropical Evergreen, Deciduous and Scrub Forests exist in Peninsular India.

In Neginhal’s own words -Forest Trees are fast disappearing ! It is high time we acquaint ourselves with these vanishing, ecologically fragile Trees and to appreciate their roles in keeping the rivers flowing, sustaining the reservoirs, recharging of lakes and other aquifers, preserving the rich and varied biodiversity and healthy environs on which our own survival pivots !

You can buy a copy from Sri Neginhal.S.G, #643, 2 nd Cross, 9 th Main, 3 rd stage, 3 rd block,Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore 560 079. Tel – 93416 34765.

Cost – Rs 700/-for Naturalists and Students.

Rs 800/- for outstation cheques(outside Bangalore) which includes courier charges.

Rs 895/- for Government organisations, Instituitions and NGOs.
You can also get a copy from me from anywhere in Rajajinagar,Bangalore. Pl give me an advance call.
Warm Regards.

Neginhal books on south indian trees : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Can anyone tell me if the books on south indian forest trees and trees of western ghats by Neginhal are available for purchase from somewhere now? I seem to find them listed as ‘out of stock’ on most online websites.