Business Why Tamil Nadu needs more palmyrah, the state tree Updated : February 18, 2019 05:11 PM IST When Cyclone Gaja hit Tamil Nadu, it caused widespread destruction, but most of the palmyrah trees were unaffected and stood firm. Palmyrah is the state tree of Tamil Nadu and has ecological and economic value, aids biodiversity conservation and is climate resilient. With an observed drop in palmyrah count, various actions to protect the tree are underway and there is a clear need to consider promotion of its cultivation. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.