One solitary cashew hangs from the flowers on the cashew nut tree, a relic of a past and showing me what a growing cashew nut looks like. The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple accessory fruit. The tree can grow as tall as 14 metres. The one hereContinue reading “The Cashew Nut Tree”
Category Archives: Trees
Consequences of cutting down trees
There was a whole ecology there in the waterside environment that had the mangrove lined shore with supporting trees and foliage along the shore. It is not just a few trees that have been cut down so someone can get a better view of the water, it is the destruction of a whole environment, where the trees support the land which supports those living on the land
Poinciano Trees in Bloom in Russell Island and Brisbane
If asked to name a single tree that’s helped shape the character of Brisbane, it would be the magnificent poinciana Delonix regia. In years gone by it was traditionally planted as a street tree and now enhances a lot of the city’s older suburbs. The poinciana is native to Madagascar, and in Brisbane the brightContinue reading “Poinciano Trees in Bloom in Russell Island and Brisbane”
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