Top 5 Most Useful Trees
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Top 5 Most Useful Trees

The following are the most useful trees you can grow along with their uses.

White Birch

White birch, scientifically known as Betula papyrifera, is a medium-weight and fine-grained tree with good strength properties. White birch can be used in making flooring products, furniture, popsicle sticks, pulpwood, veneer, woodstove fuel, and plywood.

Red Oak

The red oak is a fast-growing tree native to North America. This tree gets its name from the bright-red foliage it shows off in the fall. The red oak grows to a height of 50 to 75 feet and a spread of around 50 feet at maturity. The growth rate of red oak trees is moderate to fast, meaning these trees can grow taller by an average of 24 to 36 inches per year. These trees grow best in well-draining, acidic soils, and areas that receive plenty of sunlight. Red oak can withstand cold winters and hot summers. You don't need to apply any supplemental fertilizer to improve its growth rate. If you notice that your red oak trees are growing a bit slow, you should have an arborist test your soil for deficiencies. Red oak trees can be used in a wide variety of applications including flooring, architectural joinery, making furniture, agricultural applications, and industrial purposes.

Banyan Tree

The Banyan tree is an evergreen tree whose history is rooted in South Asia. This tree thrives well in tropical climates and moist, well-drained soil. Banyan trees have religious significance in some parts of South Asia and have a number of health benefits. All parts of the Banyan tree can be used for medicinal purposes, including healing diarrhea, preventing tooth decay and gum disease, treating vaginal infections, and preventing inflammation. Moreover, the bark of the Banyan tree is used to treat ulcers and painful skin diseases.

Other benefits of the Banyan tree include:

  • Prevents and control mosquito-borne diseases thanks to its larvicidal properties
  • Pollution control by acting against agents causing air pollution
  • Provides nutritional benefits
  • Provides protection against a wide range of bacterial and fungal diseases

The Chestnut

The chestnut tree is a large tree that produces brown wood and a reddish hue as it ages. This tree is not only used as an ornamental tree in homes, but it also has many applications thanks to its nutritional value, medicinal properties, and strength. The chestnut is commonly used for making furniture, veneer, pulpwood, particleboard, house posts and beams, and many other products.


Mango trees not only provide us with delicious fruits, but also have medicinal and environmental benefits. The leaves of the mango tree can help to combat diabetes, inflammation, cancer, and stomach ulcers.

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