Moringa Tree

Want to Grow A Forest? Choose These Four Plants for Rapid Forestry


Sesbania is a lush green, perennial legume and fast-growing plant. Locally known as Manjhandri. This shrub is leguminous and in Pakistan, mostly found in the Sindh area. Its growth rate is 3-4 feet within a month. Within a year, it may grow 15-20 feet long. Humid and hot tropical areas are best to cultivate this plant that’s why it is suitable for rapid forestry. Sesbania likes to be cultivated in wet and moist environment areas of Pakistan for forest cultivation.

Plantation Process:

Its plantation is followed by scarification (pre-treatment) and germination. The seed is used to sow through a direct drilling mechanism. Vegetative propagation is also used in rainy seasons. So, if anyone wants to plant sesbania, just cut it during rains for its optimal growth. Use moderately light soil with a PH range between 5.5 to 5.8. If these are grown in high or strong wind areas, there must be any shelter for sesbania protection.

Benefits of Sesbania Tree:

Sesbania is green manure and used as forage. Its wood is the best fiber for cordage and firewood material. Its seeds are used as a famine food. Hausa people in Nigeria use sesbania leaves for ethnoveterinary decorative purposes. It is livestock fodder. It has a strong ability to add organic matter to our soil. Boles of this tree may use for animal shelters and sheds, kutcha houses, lands, cottages, and huts. Its gum and latex are highly demanded medicines. So, this plant has a good economic value.

Plants Insider’s Suggestion:

It is suggested for people, who want to grow easy to cultivate shrubs and trees; just plant sesbania during summer, rainy seasons and see the magic. you will satisfy when getting its 3 feet growth within a month. You can also use the whole plant for various commercial purposes.

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Sesbania Tree for Rapid Forestry


A sub-tropical area plant, which grows faster and becomes a tree for life, is Moringa. Its other common names are drumstick tree, the ben oil tree, the horseradish tree, or a miracle tree. It is just like a goldmine in backyards. It can be found in Asia, South America, and Africa, however, it is native to India.

Plantation Process:

Moringa is a drought-resistant plant with a fast-growing tendency. A sunny spot is required for the plantation. Add some manure to the planting hole and then place the seed directly or a seedling in this hole.

The best process is to keep some moist soil mixture and 2 to 3 seeds in a polybag. The germination process takes place within 5 to 15  days after planting seeds. When seedlings will grow at least 60 m high, then out-plant them in slightly acidic soil.

The plantation is started by using plant cuttings (cuttings to sow should be 1.5 m in height). Place one-third of the cutting into soil, if planting these cuttings directly.

The Moringa plant is capable to grow up to 18 feet within six months. It is feasible to cultivate this plant in extreme arid states.

Benefits of Moringa Tree:

We call Moringa Tree for Life because of its substantial benefits. We widely used Moringa for health treatment and in medicines. It has anti-viral, anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, and anti-depressant properties. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and many other healthful compounds.

People use Moringa leaves in traditional medicine for skin and hair nourishment, edema treatment, cancer prevention, liver protection, and many more.

Moringa has antiseptic properties, soaps and liquid hand washes consist of Moringa leave powder. Sustainable land care is supporting widely by using moringa. Moringa is also a source of forage.

Plants Insider’s Suggestion:

We suggest our audience to cultivate this plant in their backyards and attain a treasure for their health concerns. If anyone wants to grow some trees commercially in large areas then go for moringa forestry. It will never disappoint you.

Moringa Tree
Lush Green Moringa Trees Enhance the Beauty of Nature


Iple Iple is a fast-growing, small mimosoid plant that is native to Central America and southern Mexico. At higher altitudes, the plant shows a very slow growth rate. It is a well-known drought-resistant plant so, also widely cultivated in tropical areas.

Pakistan has the best climate during spring-summer for this plant. This tree loves to live in humid, moist areas that’s why Iple Iple also known as river tamarind. Other common names are leguminous tree, tan tan, white popinac, jumbay, and white lead tree.

Plantation Process:

A soft, fast germination seed is best to plant in fertile soil. Take a soft, soaked seed and plant it into the soil. Alkaline, fertile, and moist deep clay soil plays a vital role in the rapid growth of Iple Iple.

The growth rate of Iple Iple is also fast, its plant becomes a strong tree within a year. The plantation process is very easy and the plant requires very little care. Just add some nutrients to the soil and watering these plants when they are thirsty.

Benefits of Iple Iple Tree:

The plant is very conscious of providing an extensive payback package to us. Animals use Iple Iple as forage and high-protein fodder. However, it is not suitable for donkeys and horses because it contains toxic amino acids which may cause hair loss.

Iple Iple can provide natural biomass and green manure per year. Paper production uses the pulpwood part of Iple Iple tree while the hard and dried wood is a source of artwork or timber.

Plants Insider’s Suggestion:

Plants Insider suggests Iple Iple cultivation after an extensive review of fast-growing beneficial plants. These trees provide a natural forest ecosystem which may help in lowering the environmental temperatures, preventing the impacts of natural disasters (especially flooding).

The audience interested in developing forests please go for these four suggested plants so that you can get commercial and environmental benefits.

Iple Iple Tree
Iple Iple Tree Forestry


Arhar or Pigeon pea is an old crop in Asia for centuries. It is basically a perennial legume, a daal, which is edible. The crop can survive up to five years whereas, for seed production, the annual variety is much more suitable.

It is very rich in protein and used as food in many countries. We can grow it as a single crop as well as an intermix crop with cereals. Nevertheless the crop has a symbolic nitrogen fixation advantage for soil.

Plantation Process:

Marginal land is best for medium to long-duration crop cultivation (i.e. 5-11 months). Anyhow in multiple cropping cases, short-duration crop cultivation is best (i.e. 3-4 months).

The second fortnight of May is best for sowing crops. Two traditional methods are very common for crop forest cultivation in Pakistan:

1: Wet method plantation:

Wet method involves the soaking of seeds for germination when seedling is ready then we can plant in bigger pots or directly in ground.

2: Dry method plantation:

Dry method involves the application of water or oil then exposed in the sunlight before planting.

Benefits of Arhar Plant:

Arhar has a tendency to grow well in drought conditions and besides the poor soil circumstances. It is protein-rich daal that is edible and has a lot of health benefits too.

In addition, Moringa is also a source of fodder. Arhar’s performance as an intercrop is up to the mark so, very helpful in agro-ecology, especially in Pakistan. Moringa’s wood is a source of firewood evidently in rural areas.

Plants Insider’s Suggestion:

Arhar plays an important role in rapid and long-term forestry. So, by keeping an eye on its benefits, we decided to select this perennial crop for people who need maximum outcomes. Just plant these trees in suitable spots and then see their long-term effects.

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Wild Pigeon Pea Plant Habitat
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