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SOME VARIETIES of WOODS of Indian subcontinent

SOME VARIETIES of WOODS of Indian subcontinent Post 126by Gautam Shah ➔
With quality woods getting scarce due to deforestation and restrictions on export and import, attention is now on low quality woods. These are few species that were till now used for low quality products and in rural areas. The species have individual drawbacks that need to need to be technologically handled. This is not an exhaustive list, many such species exist, and are used for specific products. Such species of wood are found across the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal) or geographically very large subregions of it. These are tropical varieties and may be found in similar climate zones in other parts of the world.
NEEM (Azadirachta indica) is also known as Neem, Nim-tree, Sanskrit Nimba, or Indian Lilac. Neem is also called ‘arista’ in Sanskrit to mean ‘perfect, complete and imperishable plant.’ The Sanskrit word Nimba derives from ‘nimbati syasthyamdadati’ meaning ‘to give g…