Melia dubia tree

  • The easiest way to increase income from an acre is by planting certain tree varieties such Melia dubia ( Malai Vembu in Tamil) which fetch a handsome price in the market, assured buyback, and require low maintenance expenditure.
  • In addition, the trees also aid the planet by preventing temperature rise and checking gas emission into the atmosphere as the trees are naturally endowed to absorb maximum CO{-2}.
  • Melia is a money spinning tree of short duration.
  • Even if planted as a single row along the field bunds, about 60 trees can be planted per acre, which will fetch an income of about Rs.2 lakhs in the sixth year of planting.

Source: The Hindu

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