Tree Love February 2024
Life of a Rubber tree
Start harvesting at 7th year
Produces Latex for 25 years.
Used for furniture at retirement
I have been fascinated by Rubber trees since my childhood. They are the first Love in the Tree Love series.
Firstly, because of the shiny green leaves it bears.
Secondly, because of the by-product this tree provides.
Thirdly I have seen the rubber tree plantation with my own eyes in my childhood and that makes rubber trees my favourite.
I had even tried planting Rubber Tree in a big pot while I was growing up, and the best part is it is a low-maintenance plant.
This beautiful Rubber tree is well-placed near the parking space of my regular shopping complex.
I always spent some time with it but forgot to share it on Tree Love. and why not this February the month the world considers as the month of Love.
Fact – The rubber tree is of great industrial importance, as it produces latex, which is converted into rubber and about 90% of natural rubber is produced from the rubber trees. The latex is also used to make medical gloves, balloons, and other products. The seeds of rubber trees contain oil that can be used in soap, paints, varnishes, and insect repellent. Bees also make honey from the nectar of rubber tree flowers. The ability of rubber plants to filter the air is well documented.
Rubber tree, (Hevea brasiliensis),
the rubber fig,
rubber plant, or
the Pará rubber tree,
or most commonly, rubber tree or rubber plant,
Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree
The Tree has some beautiful roots, that always amuse me.
Moreover, I’m sharing my #TreeLove with – the #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur.
Coupled with this, This is my Love Your Planet “Earth” post and a post to make us aware of the trees around us.
Save trees, nurture, conserve, and preserve the trees around us, and on our planet. Do you love Trees?
Do you love knowing more about trees? Explore the trees in your neighborhood and join Tree Love.
You might also like to see my Love for Trees in these Tree Posts:
- Did you hug a tree today?
- October Flowers of Parijaat
- Chinese Hackberry in Nilgiris
- An old Peepal Tree giving shade to parking cars
- Cypress with all its beauty
- X-mas Tree — That kept me sane in lockdown
Sustainability with Prachi
To add on, read and join the Sustainability with Prachi series and listen to interviews with Eco-conscious people who are trying their bit towards conscious and sustainable living practices only on Green Tatwa Talks. There is so much to learn and explore from all of them I have interacted with, Do listen and drop in your views in the comments. And, if you want to know Environment-related dates Click here.
Being Eco-Friendly is not a choice, make it a habit.
Without a doubt, sustainability is easier than you think. You don’t have to jump in by changing everything, start small to make the changes more eco-friendly, sustainable & a part of your daily life.