Here’s how it looks as before and after plantation:
There were little bit of pre-monsoon showers yesterday evening so the soil was a bit soft, but there were lot of stones underneath, my Khurpa (the weeding tool) has it’s nose bent due the impact against stones while digging.
About the species – Wild Almond
Well my knowledge about trees and such is pretty limited right now. Had the person who gifted this not told that this was a wild almond Tree I wouldn’t have even known that it is one and I would have considered it as just another tree. Since I know it is wild almond, I did some searching to study about it.
- There are multiple species which are identified by the name of wild almond – I have no idea which one is this.
- It’s called जंगली बदाम (Junglee Badam) in Hindi (Badam is the word for Almond in Hindi). Another Hindi name for this appears to be “Culu“.
- These trees can grow as tall 35 meters and are one of the tallest trees known in India.
- It has medicinal properties used to treat many problems like skin conditions, wounds, etc.
- They seem to shed a lot of leaves and these leaves return back important nutrients back to the soil.
- The leaves may contain cancer preventing agents.
- The nut (seed) is highly nutritious – Almond is very good for health is what I knew, I am not sure about the differences between wild almond and the almond we get in stores.
- Wild Almond Tree in India
- Tree of the Week: Indian Almond aka Wild Almond
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