City-based research institute Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment ( ATREE) has published the first bilingual field guide in Kannada and English on the common dryland trees of Karnataka.
This easy-to-use pictorial field guide, Common dryland trees of Karnataka: Bilingual field guide, helps one identify the common tree species growing in farmlands in the semi-arid regions of the state. It also contains pertinent information on their biology, uses, and ecological services.
The guide book includes 83 common tree species (77 native and six exotic) belonging to 34 different families found in semi-arid regions. The trees are common to drylands across peninsular India. The field guide is written for students, teachers, farmers, naturalists, environmentalists, landscapers, forest department personnel and anyone just interested in plants and trees.