Studies of Trees
Trees are always an interesting and fascinating subject and there is plenty of literature on this topic available which leaves a reader in a state of dilemma to go for which book. This book will definitely bring you more closely to the nature and the flora and by the time done with this book you will be in a position to identify trees of various class and types. This book contains complete information regarding trees like from identifying, planting and taking care of various classes of trees. This is one stop information book and best pick for a beginner who would like to know about the tress from the basic structure to its different life cycles. Studies of trees are a very vast subject and it is a brilliant effort from the author to put it in a nut shell that too in a very simple and lucid manner. First part dealt with more theoretical part of the subject whereas the second half focuses on practical implementation of the subject.
Everyone might have studied regarding trees and acquired knowledge over a period of time either by keen observation or unknowingly passing through different walk of life. This book will surely help in co-relating the existing knowledge with the newly acquired and will surely widen its application in the day to day life. The illustrations and explanation will be very helpful in understanding the subject. The literature is same that of the many other books found in market. The approach is different and the book has thrown light on the most ignored and unnoticed part of the trees. The topic covered in woodland is very interesting. It calls for the responsibilities of human kind towards the tress which is directly or indirectly our livelihood.
It is very difficult to confine the vast field of trees in books and trees are a complex and interrelated subject. But author has made an attempt to break up the subjects into nine chapters keeping in view the step b step information needed by a beginner in this field. The first three chapters focus on identification of trees of a particular geographic location. The third chapter has very efficiently dealt with the basic structure and requirement of trees in various phases of its life cycle. The reader with average knowledge of trees, one can bet that he will come across many parts of trees which he was not aware of earlier. The proceeding two chapters’ dealt with basic principles and tips and tricks for the reader for effective garden management. It will train you to identify the harmful insects and prevent their damages at the earliest and the most common tree diseases are discussed in this part. The last two chapters deal with woodland. The author will take you to the wonderful journey of woodland of soft woods and the hard wood. Overall this book is a good read and worth spending your money and time.
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Studies of Trees
Fruits and Fruit Bearing Trees
One of the important factors about the survival of human beings relates to fruits and fruit bearing trees. One of the classifications of the human beings relate to their food habit. People who eat meat and fish are classified as non- vegetarians and those who follow staple vegetarian food are termed as vegetarians. Even before this classification of the history of man is traced back to the beginning of human life, man survived by depending on nature and natural products. There umpteen number of historical evidence that show earlier man depended on the fruits as his very first food. He ate fruits he got from the thick dense forests and by the passage of time he developed several eating habits that resulted in the division of vegetarian and non vegetarian class among human beings. In early age man in different parts of the world found the sole source of food from the fruits. It is apt to term the ancient man as “fruitarian”. Even today most of the vegetarians strictly follow fruit diet along with other vegetarian dishes. Man was knowledgeable about the benefits of fruits form ancient time onwards. Fruits are in fact the boon form mother nature for survival so living things.
A fruit is defined as an edible part of a flower bearing plant or tree. Scientifically defined fruits derive from the particular tissues of the flower. They are one or more ovaries of the flower and or in certain cases the associated tissues of the flower. Not only human beings there several animals and birds have the source of food from the fruits. Any tree or plant that bears fruits specifically edible fruits are defined as fruit bearing trees. The common fruits trees include apple tree, orange trees, jackfruit trees and mango trees. There are fruit bearing plants like plantain, berries etc. The main difference between fruit bearing plants and trees are the fruit trees take long time to bear fruits. At the same time fruit bearing plants give fruits within a short period in comparison to fruit trees. There are different types of fruit termed as simple fruit, aggregate fruits, stone fruits and multiple fruits. Simple fruits are fruits with flesh, aggregate fruits are fruits formed from single flowers that have multiple carpel, multiple fruits form from cluster of flowers, stone fruit contain single seed and berry form simple fleshy fruit originates from single ovary.
The high nutritional values of fruits are absolutely beneficial for the health. The fruits are advisable for its easy digestion. The body absorbs the nutrients of the easily digestible fruits. The nutrients in the fruit help the proper body functions including easy digestion and improved metabolic process of the human body. Many dieticians and doctors prefer and advise fruit diets for patients and health conscious people. People who follow naturopathy strictly follow fruit diet. The fruits from the fruit tree were considered as divine food by the sages in ancient India. Many of the Indian religious rituals include wide variety of fruits. The fruit bearing trees were cultivated in large scale in all most all parts of the world because fruits are consumed in highest rate in the world by vegetarians and non vegetarians alike.
Many government organizations today promote fruit tree cultivation in large scale as the majority of export and import market in food industry comprise of the production of fruits. Fruits are the most acceptable variety of food all over the world as it can be consumed by babies to elderly people. Famous people particularly the celebrities are the majority of fruit diet followers as they are quite convinced about the qualities of fruits. The cultivation of fruit trees need to be promoted in large scale as the fruits are the most suitable form of food on earth for human beings .