The Trees Return

The Trees Return (HM1S34)

Location: , Saint John Parish
Country: Dominica

N 15° 35.031', W 61° 28.377'

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During the 18th and early 19th centuries, most of the forest on the Cabrits was cut down to clear land for the garrison. The forest you now see around you dates from after 1854, when the garrison was abandoned. There are also some experimental plantations from the 1960s and '70s.Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani)Many healthy seedlings of this plantation tree are scattered throughout the forest.Naked India Tree - Gomyé Wouj (Bursera simaruba)The thin paper-like outer bark peels off to expose the green underbark.Leaf of Life - Lamowi (Kalanchoe pinnata)The leaves of this interesting plant are used in local folk medicine and in children's games.Ficus - Fijyé (Ficus citrifolia)An unwelcomed guest as it strangles host trees, the Fijyé also favours the walls of teh garrison buildings!Teak (Tectona grandis)Note the large rough leaves of these plantation trees, especially on stumps which have resprouted.Silk Cotton Tree - Fomajé (Ceiba occidentalis)One of the species at the Cabrits which has thorns on its bark when it is young. Ask about the local superstitions!Bay Tree - Bwa denn (Pimenta racemosa)Small, but noticeable along the trails with its slightly fluted trunk and dense crown of leaves.Savonnet (Lonchocarpus latifolius)The most abundant tree on the Cabrits, in July and August the air is filled with the scent of its small purple flowers.Which of the plantation trees at the Cabrits has a seed like a helicopter propeller blade? · Mahogany · Teak · Blue MahoeThe Tree Lizard or Zanndoli extrends its throat fan or dewlap when defending its territory and also during courtship.Look for the bluish Ground Lizards.
HM NumberHM1S34
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Date Added Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 663732 N 1723490
Decimal Degrees15.58385000, -61.47295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 35.031', W 61° 28.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 35' 1.86" N, 61° 28' 22.62" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Saint John Parish , DM
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