37th Tree Appreciation Walk on 7th April,13 at Mahakali’s ALM Garden in Andheri (E) : April called Aprilis, from aperire, means “to open”……… allusion to its being season when trees & flowers begin to“open”……….trees, shrubs, climbers, the whole world of plants are doing exactly the same everywhere at this time of the year…….….Warming up to Spring!

We have been invited by Mahakali ALM (Advance Locality Management), Andheri East, to conduct a Tree Appreciation Walk in their Garden, to feel the magic of spring on trees………..in their garden, where one can stand on his/her toe & touch the flowers of Nagkear, Sita Ashok…..can check out the male & female flowers of Putranjiva….. can admire the fruit laden trees of Bael and Star Apple.

Mahakali ALM is an NGO involved in the development of the Andheri East area around Mahakali Caves working under the guidance and support of Mumbai Nagar Palika with the active co-operation from the local citizens.

They maintain a lovely garden with a lush green lawn, children’s play area , wooded area for meditation and have some beautiful trees like Baobab, Tiwar, Sita Ashok, Undi, Amalta, Bakul, Kailashpali, Bael…….Some of them are flowering & fruiting……its hard to believe that 10 years back it was a garbage dump. They encourage tree plantation in their area, give free sapling in monsoon, almost finalized to set up a bio gas plant in the garden, run a small library……we invite you all to join us for the Tree Walk in their lovely paradise….

The walk is on Sunday 7th April,2013

Venue: The Mahakali ALM Park, Opp Punjab & Maharashtra Co-op Bank, Mahakali Caves Road, Near Poonam Nagar, Andheri East Mumbai 400 093

Time: 7.30 am

Duration of walk: 2 hours

The list of the trees we are planning to show is attached herewith and this walk is free.

Hope to see you all…..

TAW team


Trees of Mahakali’s ALM Garden

37th Tree Appreciation Walk on 7th
April,13










































No.




Common Name




Scientific Name




Family




Origin





1.




Lettuce Tree




Pisonia alba




Nyctaginaceae




Andaman Island





2.




Tagar




Tabernaemontana coronaria




Apocynaceae




 





3.




Nagkesar




Mesua ferrea




Clusiaceae




India





4.




Tivar




Barringtonia acutangula




Lecythidaceae




India





5.




Asopalav




Polyalthia longifolia




Annonaceae




Sri Lanka





6.




Sita Ashok




Saraca asoca




Caesalpiniaceae




India





7.




Amaltas




Cassia fistula




Caesalpiniaceae




India





8.




Undi




Calophyllum inophyllum




Clusiaceae




S. Asia





9.




Putranjiva




Putranjiva roxburghii




Euphorbiaceae




India





10.




Chinese Croton




Exoecaria bicolor




Euphorbiaceae




 





11.




Pitchkari




Spathodea companulata




Bignoniaceae




Africa





12.




Palash




Butea monosperma




Fabaceae




India





13.




Star Apple




Chrysophyllum cainito




Sapotaceae




America





14.




Cajuput




Melaleucaleucodendron




Myrtaceae




Australia





15.




Jackfruit




Artocarpus heterophyllus




Moraceae




India





16.




Rain Tree




Samanea saman




Mimosaceae




Trop. America





17.




Cat Tail




Acalypha hispida




Euphorbiaceae




Pacific Islands





18.




LaxmiTaru




Simarouba glauca




Simaroubaceae




Trop. America




19.




BakainNim




Melia azedarach




Meliaceae




S. E. Asia





20




Scarlet cordia




Cordia sebestena




Boraginaceae




Peru





21.




RaiAvla




Phyllanthus acidus




Euphorbiaceae




Madagascar





22.




Gorakh Chinch/Baobab




Adonsonia digitata




Bombaceae




Africa





23.




Bael




Aegle marmelos




Rutaceae




India





24.




Jamaican Blue Spike




Stachytarpheta jamaicensis




Verbenaceae




Carribbean





25.




Buddha’s Belly Bamboo




Bambusa ventricosa




Poaceae




China





26.




Coconut




Cocos nucifera




Arecaceae




 





27.




Dwarf Date palm




Phoenix roebelenii




Arecaceae




Laos, Near Burma





28.




Golden Bamboo




Bambusa vulgaris




Poaceae




China





29.




Tad




Borassus flabellifer




Arecaceae




India





30.




Kanher




Nerium indicum




Apocynaceae




Mediterranean





31.




Umbrella Tree




Brassaia actinophylla




Araliaceae




Australia





32.




Red Pineapple




Ananas bracteatus




Bromeliaceae




 





33.




Poinsetia




Euphorbia pulcherrima




Euphorbiaceae




Mexico





34.




Kailashpati




Couroupita guianensis




Lecythidaceae




Guianea





35.




Ivy Fig




Ficus pumila




Moraceae




 





36.




Teak




Tectona grandis




Verbenaceae




S. E. Asia





37.




Rubber Tree




Ficus elastica




Moraceae




India





38.




KaduNeem




Azadirachta indica




Meliaceae




India




 
 
 
 

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