The local government of Gujarat in India has banned the cultivation of 'conacarpus' trees. Conocarpus trees will no longer be planted in forest and non-forest areas.

The government cited the negative effects of these trees on the environment and human health as the reason for this decision.

These trees, a very fast growing plant species, come from the mangrove species. In recent years, Gujarat had included them among the species to increase the green areas of the state.

However, the government issued a circular to stop the planting of this tree. Besides Gujarat, the state of Telangana has also banned the same plant.

Research reports have revealed the negative impacts of this species on the environment and human health. This tree blooms in winter and spreads pollen in nearby areas. This pollen is said to cause problems such as colds, coughs, asthma and allergies.

It is also said to be useless for animals that eat the leaves of this plant.

In recent years, there have been frequent bans on the cultivation of non-native plants in India.