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Of the common trees of the plains of India -- the _nim_, mango, babul, tamarind, shesham, palm, and plantain -- not one is to be found growing on the hills.
The shesham and the silk-cotton trees are fast losing their leaves, but all the other trees are covered with foliage.
The _shesham_, the _sal_, the _pipal_ and the _nim_ are vivid with fresh foliage.
Even with angled legs made with walnut stained shesham wood connected with stainless steel hardware, the
A few Indian trees, as, for example, the shesham, lose their foliage in autumn; the silk-cotton and the coral trees part with their leaves gradually during the early months of the winter, but these are the exceptions; nearly all the trees retain their old leaves until the new ones appear in spring, so that, in this country, March, April and May are the months in which the dead leaves lie thick upon the ground.