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Thе Imроrtаnсе оf Tree Planting

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Thе Imроrtаnсе оf Tree Planting

Trees have аlwауѕ played аn important раrt in реорlе’ѕ lіvеѕ, frоm providing ѕhаdе аnd mаіntаіnіng thе beauty of thе рlасе to fruіtѕ аnd flоwеrѕ thаt аttrасt fаunа! Whenever you аrе аrоund trееѕ you feel a ѕеnѕе оf реасе аnd саlm and mоrе іmроrtаntlу, рrоtесtіоn. If уоu аrе соnсеrnеd аbоut ѕаvіng thе planet, then tree рlаntіng іѕ whаt you ѕhоuld bе соnѕіdеrіng оn tор priority. Mаkіng the mоѕt of a ѕрасіоuѕ yard around уоur home fоr рlаnnіng fruiting аnd flоwеrіng trееѕ, helps thе рrореrtу tо lооk аttrасtіvе and pricey. In ѕрасіоuѕ gаrdеnѕ, wооdу рlаntѕ enhance thе look when ѕuрроrtеd іn vіѕuаl арреаl bу ѕhrubѕ, shorter flowering рlаntѕ and buѕhеѕ. For any lаndѕсаре, an еѕѕеntіаl раrt of planning іѕ thе сhоісе оf trееѕ. Planting thе rіght kind оf trееѕ іn thе gаrdеn іѕ ріvоtаl. Bу following a fеw suggestions іt іѕ роѕѕіblе tо nаrrоw down on the rіght trее tуреѕ tо invest іn. Shape аnd ѕіzе іѕ vеrу іmроrtаnt whіlе ѕеlесtіng a hаlf or full-grown trее. Mаnу оf thе trееѕ bесоmе a реrmаnеnt part оf your gаrdеn and heirlooms. Bіg trees саnnоt bе trаnѕроrtеd easily, so mаkе sure you рlаnt them аt the rіght рlасе іn the bеgіnnіng іtѕеlf. Check оn аnd рlаn thе drаіnаgе ѕуѕtеm іn the уаrd when thе lаndѕсаріng endeavor is bеіng executed. Thе tуре оf ѕоіl аnd ѕеlесtіоn оf thе rіght kіnd of trееѕ is vеrу еѕѕеntіаl tо gеt thе best оut of the outdoor space around the hоmе. Undеѕіrаblе rеѕultѕ саuѕе a lоѕѕ to tіmе, money аnd еffоrt whеn the trees аrе рlаntеd іn an improper wау. Tо еnѕurе thаt your рlаntѕ еnjоу a hеаlthу life, space thеm well іn the оutdооr ѕрасе аrоund the home so that they gеt ѕuffісіеnt sunlight. In tіmе, proper spacing wіll gіvе уоu, уоur family аѕ wеll аѕ your guests еnоugh ѕhаdе. Aftеr a period оf уеаrѕ, when the trееѕ grow tо their full size аnd brаnсh out, trimming оn rеgulаr bаѕіѕ іѕ nесеѕѕаrу. Vаluе оf уоur рrореrtу іnсrеаѕеѕ wіth a wеll-mаіntаіnеd gаrdеn, developed with exotic trees. Thеrе аrе a number оf rеаl-tіmе аnd online rеѕоurсеѕ уоu саn tар for аѕѕіѕtаnсе to source thе bеѕt trееѕ. Yоu саn ѕhор fоr thеm оnlіnе and hаvе thеm delivered and even rе-рlаntеd іn уоur gаrdеn area. Plаnnеd tree planting іѕ thе kеу to a healthy gаrdеn. Thоugh рlаntѕ аnd trees grоw on thеіr оwn, thеу dо need a lot of саrе and соnсеrn іnіtіаllу. Mulсhіng, fertilizing, рrunіng, trіmmіng, еtс. help in еnhаnсіng аеѕthеtіс value, аnd in turn thе overall look and functionality оf the gаrdеn. If you lооk аftеr trees wеll, thе futurе generations tоо gеt tо еnjоу the beauty of the flоwеrіng аnd fruit bеаrіng nаturаl wonders. Plants аnd trееѕ dо gеt affected by harsh еnvіrоnmеntаl factors, so make ѕurе you tаkе саrе оf them ассоrdіng tо thе іmрасtіng factors іdеntіfіеd. Trееѕ рlау a very іmроrtаnt role іn thе garden lаndѕсаре. Shор wisely аnd only аftеr уоu hаvе dоnе your homework оn the factors thаt will іmрасt thеіr growth, іn your rеgіоn оn thе рlаnеt....

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Tірѕ and Idеаѕ оn Tree Plаntіng

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Tірѕ and Idеаѕ оn Tree Plаntіng

Trееѕ аlwауѕ рlау significant role іn оur lіvеѕ, from оffеrіng сооl ѕhаdе аnd keeping thе nаturаl beauty tо flowers and fruits. When you ѕtау аrоund a trее, you fіnd уоurѕеlf in a саlm and peaceful соndіtіоn. Mоrеоvеr, if we wаnt tо save оur рlаnеt frоm global wаrmіng, trее planting іѕ thе best аvаіlаblе option fоr uѕ оr perhaps the only орtіоn tо ѕаvе оur еаrth. Mаkіng grеаt ѕрасіоuѕ уаrd аrоund your lіvіng area fоr рlаnnіng flowering аnd fruiting trees helps thе аrеа to арреаr vеrу аttrасtіvе аnd рrісеу. Furthеr, іn ѕрасіоuѕ gаrdеnѕ, ѕоmе woody plants саn enhance thе оvеrаll арреаrаnсе whеn ѕuрроrtеd in grеаt vіѕuаl appeal bу tiny flowering рlаntѕ, buѕhеѕ аnd ѕhrubѕ. Aссоrdіng tо tор gаrdеnеrѕ, ѕеlесtіоn оf trееѕ is the mоѕt іmроrtаnt раrt to рlаn fоr a раrtісulаr landscape. Hеnсе, рlаntіng the rіght сhоісе of trees іn your gаrdеn аrеа іѕ ріvоtаl. Bу соnѕіdеrіng some іmроrtаnt tips аnd ideas, іt іѕ easily possible fоr you tо select rіght kіnd оf trees to іnvеѕt іn. Sіzе аnd ѕhаре іѕ аlѕо considered as another іmроrtаnt роіnt while сhооѕіng full or hаlf-grоwn trее. Rеmеmbеr, mоѕt оf thеm соuld become thе реrmаnеnt bеаutу оf уоur hеіrlооmѕ аnd gаrdеn. Lаrgе-ѕіzеd trees аrе nоt ѕuрроѕеd tо bе transported vеrу easily; thеrеfоrе, уоu need tо plant them in a big аrеа іn the ѕtаrtіng itself. Yоu also need tо plan thе drаіnаgе ѕуѕtеm thоrоughlу bеfоrе designing a desired lаndѕсаре. Thе kіnd оf soil as well as selection of thе right types оf desired trееѕ is rеаllу important to gеt thе bеѕt роѕѕіblе rеѕult out of уоur оutdооr аrеа around the residence.                                                                        If уоu рlаnt trееѕ in thе wrоng wау, you wоuld waste your mоnеу аnd tіmе. Hence, уоu ѕhоuld make ѕurе thаt уоur dеѕіrеd рlаntѕ could gеt рrореr hеаlthу lіfе. Yоu should provide thеm рrореr ѕрасе around your residence so thаt they саn gеt nееdеd ѕunlіght. Rеmеmbеr, wіthоut proper ѕunlіght, nо plant саn survive, whether рlаntеd іn outdoor or іndооr lосаtіоn. If уоu рlаnt bіg trees in thе outdoor area оf уоur residence, bу раѕѕіng thе tіmе, іt will give great bеnеfіtѕ to уоu аnd your fаmіlу. Furthеrmоrе, аftеr a certain period of уеаr, when уоu notice your trееѕ have grоwn tо thеіr full size thеn уоu nееd to trim thеm оn rеgulаr basis. It іѕ true to ѕау that a well-developed gаrdеn wіth exotic рlаntаtіоn іnсrеаѕеѕ the оvеrаll market value of уоur residence оr рrореrtу. There аrе a grеаt number оf оnlіnе resources аvаіlаblе tо tаkе рrореr assistance оr guіdаnсе іf уоu nееd. Mоrеоvеr, you саn buy thеm оnlіnе. You саn аlѕо rе-рlаnt thеm in уоur реrѕоnаl garden. A well-planned tree рlаntіng іѕ соnѕіdеrеd as the kеу tо an exotic and hеаlthу gаrdеn. Hоwеvеr, trееѕ аnd plants grоw оn thеіr оwn natural way but they rеԛuіrе grеаt саrе аt іnіtіаl ѕtаgе оr beginning. Fеrtіlіzіng, trimming, рrunіng and mulсhіng саn help іn bооѕtіng the аеѕthеtіс vаluе of them. In соnсіѕе, thіѕ type оf caring саn hеlр еnhаnсіng the оvеrаll appearance and funсtіоnаlіtу of your lоvеlу garden. Thе bіg trees thаt уоu рlаnt today wіll gіvе grеаt bеnеfіt to соmіng...

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When Trees Fail

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on When Trees Fail

Some unfortunate events may happen in trees or our plants but we may not have any clues or signs that it will occur. Nor, we don’t have any idea when will it happen. This may be very dangerous to us and everyone since we are living around with our precious trees. When trees fail, the warning signs are often not visible to the untrained eye.  These failures can cause exponential damage to nearby homes, structures and serious injury or fatalities to innocent bystanders.  Tree failures can be prevented by instituting a proper plan of Tree Health Care maintenance.  Trees may contain large cavities, weak or insufficient root structures and/or co-dominant main trunks that a trained professional can detect and develop a plan of action to mitigate tree or branch failure.  As seen in the illustration on the top, this complete tree failure could have been prevented by simply reducing the canopy to alleviate end weight thereby reducing  the potential for this failure.  There are several ways a trained Certified Arborist or Certified Tree Risk Assessor can determine the overall health of a tree.  If you have a large tree on your property it is prudent to have it checked out periodically, a simple pruning could deter a potentially disastrous situation. So for us, a common citizen, it may very helpful if we will have a knowledge or learn the tips on how to take good care of our plant and trees in order to avoid this disastrous happening. One may consider the area where our homes and other infrastructure is located. Trees that are very tall and large already should needed be trimmed down or cut. Planting huge trees nearby busy streets or public places should be regulated also. We never know when a disaster will struck and it may cost our very own lives or our love ones. We need to be vigilant and act accordingly to our surroundings. This matter should not be taken lightly. Proper way of growing trees and plants will save us and not harm us.  ...

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Choosing The Right Tree

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a yard landscaped with trees, bushes and flowers should be planned carefully. With research and a simple layout, you can produce a blanced landscape for your home. What size of a tree to consider?  Different types of plants vary in sizes and measurements of their height and width. In choosing an appropriate plant for your home you may consider the following:   Short and wide plants: Grows up to 25 feet tall and 40 feet wide. They can be planted under overhead utility lines, and as a street tree if the branches won’t interfere with traffic.   Short and skinny plants: Grow up to 25 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. They are great for small areas or under overhead utility wires.   Medium and wide plants: Grow 25 to 45 feet tall and 40 feet wide. They provide shade for the entire roof of a single-story house and walls of a two-story home.   Medium and skinny plants: Grow 25 to 45 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. They are great for areas near fences and smaller places.   Tall and wide plants: Grow higher than 45 feet tall and 40 feet wide. They provide the most shade for homes, driveways and other large areas.   Tall and skinny plants: Grow higher than 45 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. They provide shade in areas that do not have a lot of room. Plants can add more to your home than shade or a wind block. Consider plants that can also beatify your homes and add more lively and a refreshing environment. You may also want to have a plant that blooms with gorgeous flowers and wide leaves, it adds a nice and peaceful essence in your homes. There are lots to be consider before planting a trees and growing plants, one must keep in mind not only the beauty but the safety of your households. Choosing the right tree is essential and vital on every home owners.  ...

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Lobate Lac Scale

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Pest of the Month | 0 comments

Lobate Lac Scale

Lobate Lac Scale Pest   The pest of the month for July is the lobate lac scale insect which was discovered in 2012 during an arborist climbing competition. This unwanted pest of many Hawaiian pest has managed to infect at least 50 species of native and non-native Hawaii plants and is putting in danger some local banyans as you can see from the video below. An Odd Cousin the Lac As a little side history to the lac species of insect, certain genus of this insect are actually part of a products produced in India and Thailand. The resin from the excresion of the insect are used in confectioners glaze. “Pharmaceutical glaze is an alcohol-based solution of various types of food-grade shellac. The shellac is derived from the raw material sticklac, which is a resin scraped from the branches of trees left from when the small insect, Kerria lacca (also known as Laccifer lacca), creates a hard, waterproof cocoon. When used in food and confections, it is also known as confectioner’s glaze, resinous glaze, pure food glaze, natural glaze, or confectioner’s resin.” The Local Lac Scale In Hawaii we are not fortunate to have a pest which is an integral part of the local economy. The trees and other plants which give Hawaii its value as an Island of Beauty are being attacked by the pest. Though it is specifically on the Island of Oahu, it may be a matter of time before it spreads to other island without serious mitigation. A little more about our local pest and its definition.  “Paratachardina pseudolobata, the lobate lac scale, is a polyphagous and pestiferous lac scale insect, which damages trees and woody shrubs in Cuba, Florida, the Bahamas and the Australian territory of Christmas Island. It was mistakenly identified as Paratachardina lobata (Chamberlin), an insect native to India and Sri Lanka, but was in 2007 recognized and named as a distinct species based on material from Florida; its native distribution is as yet unknown. The new lac insect was described based on all stages of the female (adult, second-instar nymph and first-instar nymph), during the revision of the genus Paratachardina, wherein all its known species were redescribed.” To Report Suspected Infestations of the lobate lac scale, please call the numbers below: Call Us:808-220-3452  Oahu: 808-973-9525 Maui: 808-873-3949 Kauai:808-274-3072 Hawaii Island: Hilo: 808-974-4146 Kona:...

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Tips on Taking Care of your Plants

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plant Health Care PHCIt is always fun to plant a tree, bush, flowering plant or shrub to your yard. But, a few pointers are needed in understanding what to look for and how to keep your yard healthy for the long term. Some symptoms to look for are: • discolored leaves • Dead branches • Leaf drop • Or infestations of insects The Arborist Solution Keeping an eye out for the above symptoms makes you the first line of defense and solution in mitigating a plant health care solution(PHC). A good plant health care program includes these 3 things: 1. Routine monitoring 2. preventative treatment 3. a strong relationship between the home owner and their arborist The Focus on Plant rather than just Tree Health Care Though the trees are the most obvious landmark of your yard, all plants including the trees share the common ground and need to be looked at as a whole. The key points a healthy yard. • Trees need to be trimmed for safety beauty and health • The underlying ground grow needs the right amount of shade and use of shared soil • The soil needs to be fertilized watered with balanced needs to each individual plant in the yard • Shared sunlight through the tree canopee needs to be considered for the health of the turf grass.   The Advantages of using and Arborist Though most plants to the untrained eye might live well with little care for a long time, to the certified arborist, they see many things the homeowner may overlook such as: • Detection of tree and shrub problems before they are irreversible • Make tree & shrub selection wit proper balance to soil, lighting and placement • The can consult with your regular lawn care company regarding any special care needs. As a final note regarding an over all PHC program : Remember, the potential size and longevity of trees and shrubs warrants special attention in your landscape. Bedding plants can be replaced in a few short weeks and a lawn in a single growing season, but it can take a lifetime or more to replace a mature tree. Plants are very amazing and play an important role in our lives and nature therefore we must invest in knowledge in taking care of them also educate our children the importance of plants in our daily lives as we build a better place here in...

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Gardens Love Compost!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Tip of the Month | 0 comments

The  main  idea of  composting  is  that every  bit  of plant  matter,  every  leaf, flower,  fruit,  twig, branch,  tree  trunk,  and so on will  be break down  into  basic  elements,  minerals,  and soil. There are many benefits of composting. For  instance,  it’s  magnificent  in the garden. Adding  compost  to soil,  dirt, and/or  sand  has many  benefits  as  well. Compost  really  helps  balance  out  tough  undesired plant  material.  Like  by  adding  compost to sandy  soil, it will retain more  moisture.  Adding compost  to  clay  helps break  up  the  harsh  dense nature  of  heavy  clay  allowing  for  quicker  drainage,  less  compaction  during dry times and tendency to have a higher pH level. Composite can be broken  down  into  four main ingredients: Carbon,  also known  as  “the  brown stuff”  can  be  dry  leaves, twigs  or  branches,  newspapers,  printer  paper,  and/or cardboard.   Dried Avocado  or  Mango  leaves  are a  great  source  of  carbon here in Hawaii. Nitrogen,  also known as “the green stuff” is simply fresh plant material.  Typical  “green  stuff” consists  of  newly  cut grass,  pulled  weeds,  fresh tree  trimmings,  vegetable and  fruit  peels,  and  leftover  salad.  Gardeners  are encouraged  to  inspect  the “green  stuff”  before  adding  it  to  the  pile  for  any seeds which may cause the compost to sprout weeds. Last  two  ingredients  necessary for  the  compost  pile are  water  and  oxygen,  the  fundamental elements  of  life.  A successful  compost pile  will  have  adequate  moisture  and proper airflow. Gardening  can  be very  expensive  if  all  the soil  has  to  come  for  the home  improvement  store. Composting  is  easy,  cost effective and proven useful in  garden.  Setting  up  a composting  pile  or  composting  system  isn’t  too difficult  and  would  be  a great weekend...

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Naio or Myoporum Thrips

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Pest of the Month | 0 comments

Myoporum Thrips Pest Naio Thrips also know as Myoporum Thrips was found in Waikoloa on the Big Island back in 2009. These sample have been assessed by University of Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Agriculture as well as California Dept. of Agriculture and US Department of Agriculture. The Hawaii common name is “naio thrips”, it is known in California as myoporum thrips. At Waikoloa location, the thrips was found to be the cause of servere galling at the terminals and also on young leaves.Adult naio thrips are found to be dark bronw to black and elongated insect with the young thrips being orange to yellow in color with the same shape just smaller. As far back as 2005 a speices thrip species were assessed as causing extensive damage to nursery and landscape stock. This Mypporum Thrips, while a new species name Klamborthrips. Unversities, State and Federal agricultural depts are constantly trying to assess the growing damage and migration of these different spieces across the nation and reduce damage and find solutions to the advancement of these pests.  Thrips Thrips (Order Thysanoptera) are tiny, slender insect s with fringed wings (thus the scientific name , from the Greek thysanos (fringe) + …   How to Kill Thrips Pests in Your Garden In this tutorial, we cover the typical garden pest known as “Thrips”. We’ll go over what to look out for and how to get rid of them! Click Links to Find Prod…   Bayer CropScience – Frankliniella occidentalis Over the past 25 years the Western flower thrips has spread from its origins in the south-western parts of the USA to become a major greenhouse pest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjkuh8e07NE&feature=youtube_gdata_player...

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Choosing a Tree to Plant

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Tip of the Month | 0 comments

Choosing a Tree to Plant

Selecting a Tree to Plant When choosing the right tree to plant, considering proper placement to prevent future interference with utility lines and buildings while taking into account over all beauty will increase your property value. Here are some guidelines in choosing the right tree for your home or property. Choosing the Size of Your Tree It is best to consider the tree width as well as height to fit the area you wish to plant your tree. A short list of details below will help you make your choice. Wide and Short Trees: A tree that grows above the roof of a one story building being under twenty five feet high and less than forty foot wide. They can be planted under the lines of utilities and next to the street as long as the branches do not inhibit traffic. Skinny short trees: Perfect for planting below utility lines and limited areas under twenty foot high and less than twenty foot wide. Wide and medium height: a tree that grows between 25 to 45 ft. tall and up to forty foot wide. These are great shade trees for single story homes or the windows and walls of a two story house. These trees require more room and will take more maintenance. Medium and skinny trees: Grow 25 to 45 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. They are great for areas near fences and smaller places. Wide Tall Trees: are under 40 foot in width and under 45 foot in height. They are great trees providing shade for houses, driveways, backyards or any other significant areas. Skinny Tall Trees: grow under 20 foot wide and higher than 45 foot tall. These trees are great shade trees for area of limited space. Shape, Colors, and Fruits to consider Trees can be of more use than just for shade and wind breaks. What else to consider? Trees can add more to your home than shade or a wind block. Consider trees for their: Flowers: Flowers add color to the landscape and attract butterflies and other wildlife. Color: Red, orange, yellow and purple are variations of tropical colors that add beauty. Shape: Trees can be oval, pyramidal, round, spreading, vase-shaped or narrow; all add interest to your landscape. Fruit: Many varieties of fruits can be grown in Hawaii, providing food from the garden. Tree requirements and needs: Native trees of Hawaii and other low-water use trees, once established and due to the amount of rainfall, need little or no extra water. Decide whether you have enough room to plant in the areas you have selected. Note that you must stay at least 10 to 15 feet away from the house foundation and at least 5 feet away from fences, patios and other surface...

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Plumeria or Frangipani

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Plant of the Month | 0 comments

Plumeria or Frangipani

Beautiful Plumeria Tree The frangipani and Plumeria give on the true sense of the tropics. They are highly regarded world wide for their beautiful blooms and their frangrant sent. To pick a single or multiple blooms to carry with you or place around the house gives the room a sense of relaxation. Most common are the white and yellow blossoms, but the variety of sunset and tropical colors become prevalent the closer you get to the equator. Know for their durability, frangipani can survive neglect, drought and heat while remaining to fill the yard with their wonderful fragrance. They are apropriate for most any yard. Frangipani History Frangipani or plumeria is know throughout the world in many cultures by various names and each with their own specific myths and individual history. Best known as coming from to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil. Origin of the name Plumeria or Frangipani The genus, originally spelled Plumeria, is named in honor of the seventeenth-century French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the  New World documenting many plant and animal species. The common name “frangipani” comes from a sixteenth- century marquess of the noble family in Italy who invented a plumeria-scented perfume. Many English speakers also simply use the generic name “plumeria MORE CLICK HERE Plumeria in Culture and Myth In southeastern Asia plumeria are now common naturalised plants. Believed by locals to provide homes for demons and ghosts. Malay folklore, the pontianak; They are associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures. frangipani trees are often planted in cemeteries. Throughout the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, and the Cook Islands Plumeria species are used for making leis. Nicaragua and Laos, the name is Sacuanjoche and Bengali culture mostly white flowers, and, in particular, plumeria are associated with funerals and death. Philippines and Indonesia, Plumeria, is associated with ghosts and graveyards. Plumerias often are planted on cemetery grounds in both countries. They are also common ornamental plants in houses, parks, parking lots, etc. in the Philippines. Balinese Hindus use the flowers in their temple offerings. Indian incenses containing Plumeria have “Champa” in their name, for example Nag Champa Plumeria is not a champa OR its aroma is not similar, but Indian incense having Halmaddi (Alianthus malabarica) resins produce Plumeria-like aroma, which is the main ingredient of Nagchampa incense. Hindu mythology, is replete with many different stories...

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