Native plant is a term to describe plants endemic (indigenous) or naturalized to a given area in geologic time.This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally, or existed for many years in an area.Native plants form a part of a cooperative environment, or plant community, where several species or environments have developed to support them. This could be a case where a plant exists because a certain animal pollinates the plant and that animal exists because it relies on the pollen as a source of food. Some native plants rely on natural conditions, such as occasional wildfires, to release their seeds or to provide a fertile environment where their seedlings can become established.
Such native trees are found in various places on the hills of Pune. They are mainly found in plenty on Hanuman Tekdi near Symbiosis College and on the Taljai hill in Sahakarnagar. The examples of such trees are:-
- Dongari Amla (Phyllanthus Embelica)
- Peepal (Ficus Religeosa)
- Neem (Azardirachta Indica)
- Karanj (Fongamia Clabra) They have the most survival rate on these hills.
- Wad (Ficus Bengalenis) Such native trees are decreasing day by day due to plantation of other varieties of trees as they grow faster and are much profitable.