Trees of Morni: Teak

September 12, 2013

Teak/Sagwan (Tectona grandis) a large deciduous tree with small, white fragrant flowers and large ovate, papery leaves.  It bears flowers in pannicles during monsoons and small globose fruit thereafter. The tree is leafless during winter months. Timber is hard, durable, termite resistant , with tight grain and good texture.This makes it popular for making furniture. Teak trees have been planted extensively by the forest department in Morni hills along the roads. Trees have also been planted deeper in the forests along forest tracks. An impressive plantation by the Haryana Forest Department can be seen at Berwala. A decade old private plantation at Gajhan, Bhoj Balag shows the increasing popularity of the tree.

Teak tree along the Rasoon-Deora forest track, Bhoj Balag

Teak tree along the Rasoon-Deora forest track, Bhoj Balag

Teak flowers, Morni road (September)

Teak flowers, Morni road (September)

Teak plantation along Panchkula-Morni road (September)

Teak plantation along Panchkula-Morni road (September)

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