What are multipurpose trees ?

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asked Mar 14, 2018 in Class XII Biology by vijay Premium (534 points)
What are multipurpose trees ? Give the botanical and local names of any two multipurpose trees known to you and list their uses.

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answered Mar 14, 2018 by rahul152 (-2,844 points)
Multipurpose trees are that which are grown for more than one purpose or benefits. They may provide food in the form of fruit, seeds, or roots; and also provides firewood, medicines, fibres, etc.
(i) Neem (Azadirachta indicd)- Used as insect repellent, antibiotic, firewood and windbreaks.
(ii) Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)- Used for food, purified water (juice from inside the coconut), roof thatching, firewood, shade and rope making.

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