Mangifera indica, commonly known as mango, is a species of flowering plant primarily grown for its fruit. It is native to the Indian subcontinent where it is indigenous. Hundreds of cultivated varieties have been introduced to other warm regions of the world. It is a large fruit-tree, capable of growing to a height and crown width of about 30 meters (100 ft) and a trunk circumference of more than 3.7 meters (12 ft). In India, it is widely promoted as part of agroforestry programs to increase food production and reduce the need for pesticides. The tree is useful at almost every stage of its life & after. its fruits, leaves, wood & latex can all be used in different industries, including medicine.
So why is it so special?....
The fragrant sweetness, rich flavour, and succulent texture of this magical fruit are highly seductive. Mango is a low-calorie fruit that is high in fibre and is a great source of vitamins A and C. It also contains folate, B6, iron, and a little calcium, zinc and vitamin E.
Mango wood is a sustainable source of wood as it’s a by-product of the Mango fruit Industry. The trees are native to India and East Asia, and they've grown for the fruit. They take 15 years to mature, but older trees become barren, so farmers have to plant or graft new trees every 7 to 15 years to cycle the crops. Only the older, less fruitful trees are chopped down for the mango wood, meaning it’s a really sustainable cycle. All of the Mango timber used in our furniture is EU TA compliant & has been ethically sourced.
Agroforestry is the growing of both trees and agricultural/horticultural crops on the same piece of land. During the early non–competitive establishment phase of mango, a variety of intercrops can be cultivated. This reduces the need for pesticides and helps to increase C02 absorption. Mango-based Agri–horticultural systems and alley cropping systems are
proven land-use systems both economically and ecologically. Once the tree has hit the peak of its fruit production it is then felled and new trees grafted to the roots & the cycle begins again.
From Agroforestry to food, beauty products, bio-degradable plastics & furniture. The Mango Tree seems to one of the most useable crops that humans cultivate. The uses seem endless.
Mango is a type of hardwood with dense grains, so it has the strength to bear the weight necessary for chairs and heavy tables, but it’s still soft enough that it’s relatively easy to work with, requiring no special tools on behalf of the manufacturers to create long-lasting stylish furniture. So basically Mango furniture can stand the test of time as well as your grandmother’s old oak table.
Mango Wood has a unique, interesting wood grain that’s rich, deep, and adds texture. This as well as its versatility allows manufacturers’ to create intricate & sleek designs creating truly attractive pieces.
Check out this fun facts video on Mango Trees.
A study by scientists of the Indian Council for Agriculture Research found that mango orchards in the country have sequestrated (removed) 2.85 lakh tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.
NEW DELHI: Love mangoes? If your answer is yes, now there is altogether a new ‘green’ reason to love this pulpy sweet delight as a study shows that mango orchards can help in fighting climate change.
A study by scientists of the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) found that mango orchards in the country have sequestrated (removed) 2.85 lakh tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.
The study by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, under ICAR, estimated the carbon stocks in cultivated mango orchards in India using an exclusive method developed for the estimation of tree biomass of grafted mangoes. “The country as a whole has sequestered 285.005 mt of carbon in its mango orchards. This is, however, very low compared to polyembryonic mango trees grown from seeds in the wild,” said the study published in the latest issue of the Current Science Journal.
The researchers said that the mangoes in India have mostly occupied degraded lands and recommended that such land be brought under mango cultivation. The study advocated that degraded lands, where forests have disappeared, maybe brought under mango cultivation, as the orchards, which reasonably imitate forests, and sequester carbon in similar quantities and can mitigate climate-change risks.
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